Teen gets 30 years for shooting Texas deputy

August 21, 2012 6:56:14 AM PDT
A youth who faced trial as an adult has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting a Southeast Texas deputy.

Dillon Schlegel of Vidor, who's now 17, in July pleaded guilty to attempted capital murder in a plea deal. A judge in Beaumont on Monday sentenced Schlegel.

Orange County sheriff's Deputy Fred Ashworth in January was shot with his own gun. Authorities say Schlegel, who was 16 and a minor, disarmed the officer and opened fire.

Ashworth was shot while returning the teen to a juvenile facility after a court hearing in Orange. The deputy recovered.

Schlegel in March was certified to stand trial as an adult for the shooting. He originally faced juvenile charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading detention.

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