Amherst County man indicted on new charges related to shooting of deputy

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AMHERST, Va. (WDBJ7) A grand jury has indicted a Monroe man on charges connected to the shooting of an Amherst County sheriff's deputy last fall.

Trevor Ewers, 22, was indicted on two felony counts of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer, two felony counts of using of a firearm in the commission of a felony, one count of malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer, one felony count of aggravated malicious wounding, and one count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

Ewers is accused of shooting a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop at the Monroe Post Office September 22. The deputy's injuries were not life threatening.

A statement from the Amherst County Sheriffs Office read: “During the course of the stop a passenger in that vehicle produced a handgun and shot one deputy striking them in the head. Another deputy returned fire striking the suspect.”

Ewers was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to a statement from Virginia State Police.

Prior to his indictment, Ewers was originally charged with one count of malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer, one count of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.