WRMJ Audio: Two Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies Cleared in Officer Involved Shooting


Audio from today’s press conference with Mercer County Sheriff Dave Staley and Mercer County State’s Attorney Meeghan Lee that announced two Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies acted well in the confines of their duty during an officer involved shooting in the Viola area on June 12th.  The shooting occurred during an illegal firearms investigation with two suspects arrested, one of which was shot.


The two suspects arrested during the firearms investigation—Donovan Smith of Sherrard and Alex Cady of Preemption are both in custody awaiting trial. Smith, who was shot, has been charged federally.