Guilty Verdict in Attempted Second Degree Murder Trial

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Guilty Verdict in Attempted Second Degree Murder Trial

On August 11, 2013, at approximately 3:30 A.M., Indian River County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Bell stopped a vehicle for speeding on County Road 512 near Interstate 95. During the traffic stop he began to struggle with the passenger when the driver, later identified as Wesley Clark, put the vehicle in drive dragging Deputy Bell alongside the vehicle. Last week, Wesley Clark was tried on the charges of attempted second degree murder of a law enforcement officer and fleeing and eluding. Clark was found guilty on both counts and now faces sentencing on October 7th. The minimum mandatory sentencing for attempted second degree murder of a law enforcement officer is twenty five years.
Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, “We are glad that Deputy Bell was not seriously injured by the reckless actions of Wesley Clark two years ago. He will now have to pay for that behavior. Our deputies put their lives on the line every night and we are glad to see justice served anytime they are threatened.”
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