Man accused of shooting police officer takes plea deal

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A man accused of shooting a police officer avoided trial by agreeing to a plea deal.

Prosecutors say Robert Powers pleaded guilty to nearly half a dozen charges in exchange for a recommended 20-year prison sentence. His trial was supposed to begin today.

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Investigators say in October 2015, Powers shot Officer Adam Dixon in the chest while running from police. Officer Dixon survived.