Man Accused of Shooting at Knox County Deputy Pleads Guilty

Floyd Dalton Jr. has been accused of firing on deputies multiple times. (Courtesy: WVLT)

Man Accused of Shooting at Knox County Deputy Pleads Guilty

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) A man who prosecutors say shot at a Knox County deputy during a traffic stop will spend nearly two decades behind bars.

Floyd Allen Dalton Jr. appeared in court Tuesday pleading guilty in connection to last May’s shooting near West Emory Road after officers tried to stop him for reckless driving.

It’s not the only time Dalton has been accused of firing on officers who try to stop him.

Investigators say he fired 30 shots at deputies and rammed into a cruiser during a high speed chase that went through multiple counties in October of last year. No one was hurt.

Dalton was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

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