MACON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Macon County Grand Jury indicted a man in the death of a Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy.

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Macon County Sheriff Joey Wilburn confirmed to News 2 Devin Slayton was indicted on charges of DUI and vehicular homicide in connection with the deadly crash that killed Sgt. William Cherry in July.

The crash happened July 29 at around 12:30 a.m. on Highway 10.

Slayton’s 2013 Ford F-150 was traveling north on Highway 10 when it crossed the center line and hit Cherry, who was driving a 2020 Dodge Durango, head-on in the southbound lane.

Following the indictment, Cherry’s family issued the following statement:

“We are pleased with the indictment of the defendant. While we cannot have William back, we have peace knowing that the defendant cannot harm anyone else on the streets at this time.  However, this is just the first step in this long process and we pray justice is truly served at the end of this. We ask that you continue to keep us in your prayers as we continue to mourn the loss of William and navigate through the judicial process.”