Man accused in bar shooting with Sebastian police pleads not guilty

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. - The man involved in a shootout with Sebastian police last year has pleaded not guilty to a number of felony charges.

Ward Kenyon was arraigned Wednesday morning on seven counts, including attempted second degree murder of a law enforcement officer.

Kenyon was wanted on a parole violation in October when two officers tried to remove him from Earl’s Hideaway along Indian River Drive.

Police said Kenyon pulled a firearm, and in the ensuing struggle, Sebastian officer Preet Singh was struck in the foot.

Kenyon was shot several times.

Singh is back on light duty. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will not file charges against the officers involved.

Sebastian police are planning to release more information on the incident soon, perhaps as early as next week.

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