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Copley indicted after shooting at officer
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A man who allegedly fired on deputies following a chase and then held them on an armed standoff for over an hour has been indicted on a multitude of charges.The defendant, Johnny F. Copley, has been in jail since the incident in early May which ended with him being taken into custody sitting inside an outhouse with a gun in his lap. He was indicted on charges of attempted first-degree murder for allegedly firing on Chef Deputy Tommy Myers, evading arrest, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, vandalism and unlawful carrying of a weapon. He also faces additional charges stemming from offenses prior to the chase including vandalism, criminal trespass, theft, felony theft, aggravated burglary and burglary.Lawmen say Copley went on a burglary spree earlier in the morning before his pursuit by officers.