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Report: No Criminal Charges For Hardin Co. Deputy In Shooting

Posted at 8:07 AM, Aug 24, 2018

HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Hardin County deputy who shot a man during a traffic stop will not face criminal charges in the incident.

The News-Enterprise reports here that a grand jury declined to indict Deputy Clennon Smith on charges of assault or wanton endangerment in the Feb. 8 shooting.

Mike Williams was shot at the end of a police chase on a rural road outside of Glendale.

Williams was hospitalized and needed several surgeries.

LEX 18 is told there was no evidence of the shooting from Smith or a state trooper who was with him.

Smith still faces an administration investigation.