Four individuals were indicted on 32 charges in connection to a March 16 shooting involving a deputy with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Indicted were Jonathan T. Watson of Chase City, Jack M. Heverin of Virgilina, Zaquan D. Meadows of South Boston and Emily Spencer of Chase City.
They originally were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.
On Aug. 17, a grand jury indicted the four individuals on 12 charges of use of a firearm in a felony, six counts of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer, eight counts of malicious wounding, two counts of burglary, one count of robbery, one count of committing malicious wounding as a mob and one count of possession of burglary tools.
At approximately 1:30 a.m. on March 16, deputies with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office went to the residence where they encountered four male suspects, Corinne Geller, public relations director with Virginia State Police wrote in a news release.
As deputies initiated contact, the suspects fired at the deputies, she added.
She said the deputies returned fire.
One of the four male suspects,19-year-old Dakota Yancey of South Boston died at the scene.
A second male suspect was flown to VCU Medical Center.
The two other suspects fled the scene on foot and were apprehended a short distance away by sheriff’s office personnel and state police.
Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office is investigating the shooting at the request of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff.
Watson, Meadows and Spencer are currently being held at Meherrin River Regional Jail, and Heverin was recently transferred to Pamunkey Regional Jail.
The four suspects have all retained or been appointed counsel and are due back in court on Sept. 21, according to Mecklenburg County Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen Nash.
“There’s no substantive date set for trial,” he added.
The commonwealth’s attorney said at this time, upcoming court dates for the suspects are to confirm counsel and review evidence.