Hearing For Lynchburg Cops Involved in Link Road Shooting Postponed

The trial for officers with the Lynchburg Police Department charged with the unlawful shooting of a man in February will be postponed past its originally scheduled start next month.

Edward G. Ferron, 41, of Spout Spring, and Savannah Lynne M. Simmons, 22, of Evington, are both charged with unlawful wounding, reckless handling of a firearm and shooting at an occupied dwelling. The charges stem from a shooting in the early morning hours of Feb. 17 that caused lasting injury to Link Road resident Walker Sigler, according to his lawyer. The two defendants were officers on patrol for LPD at the time.

Ferron and Simmons were originally scheduled for a jury trial from Oct. 15 to 19. Bryan Porter, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Alexandria, who is prosecuting the case, announced Wednesday the trial will instead be scheduled at the Nov. 5 docket call in Lynchburg Circuit Court.

“The trial will likely be scheduled in early 2019,” he said in a news release.

The two defendants moved to continue the trial and a Lynchburg Circuit Court judge granted the motion Wednesday, according to Porter.

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