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Macon man shot by Bibb deputy indicted

A Bibb County grand jury indicted Walter Cornelius Smith on Tuesday.

He's the man who was shot in the chest by Bibb County Sgt. Jeffrey Scott Johnson on March 20 in Macon's Village Green community.

The day of the shooting, deputies reported that Smith waved a gun at officers who were trying to pull him over for speeding.

Tuesday's indictment against Smith doesn't include any weapons charges. He was indicted for felony obstruction of an officer, misdemeanor obstruction of an officer, aggravated assault and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

J.T. Ricketson, special agent in charge at the GBI told 13WMAZ that they didn't find any weapons on Smith or on the route he was driving.

No charges were filed against Johnson.

The indictment states that the violence against Johnson occurred when Smith drove off in his vehicle while the officer's arm was in the car.

The shooting was investigated by the GBI, the indictment states.

"After hearing the results of the GBI's investigation and having the opportunity to hear and ask questions of Sgt Johnson and GBI Special Agent Blair Sasnett, the Grand Jury indicted Mr. Smith ..." states the indictment from David Cooke, District Attorney for the Macon Judicial Circuit. "The Grand Jury took no action against Sgt. Johnson, and he will not be charged with any criminal offense."



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