Charges filed in murder of Indiana deputy

The prosecuting attorney in Lebanon, Indiana filed murder and other charges Tuesday for the fatal shooting of a deputy.

Posted: Mar 7, 2018 9:38 AM

The prosecuting attorney in Lebanon, Indiana filed murder and other charges Tuesday for the fatal shooting of a deputy.

A visibly shaken Sheriff Mike Nielsen was on hand as prosecuting attorney Todd Meyer said based on the evidence presented to him he is leaning towards filing for the death penalty. 21-year-old Anthony Baumgardt has been charged with murder, as well as drug and weapons charges.

"The public can rest assured that there will be no stone that is left unturned and we will conduct a very thorough investigation," says Nielsen. "Anyone who is responsible in any way for the events that occurred on March 2nd will be held accountable and justice will be served for this community and for Deputy Pickett."

Baumgardt is accused of killing Deputy Sheriff Jacob Pickett last week during a police chase with Baumgardt and two other men after trying to serve an arrest warrant.

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