LEBANON, Ind. (WISH) -- The man accused of shooting and killing a Boone County deputy will change his plea in the case to guilty, the Boone County Prosecutor's Office said Friday.
Anthony Baumgardt was officially charged with the murder of Deputy Jacob Pickett in March of 2018.
Baumgardt is believed to be the person who fired the fatal shot at Pickett while he was assisting Lebanon Police Department with a vehicle pursuit. Pickett chased the suspects after they bailed from the vehicle and was shot in the head by Baumgardt, according to officials.
Baumgardt's sentencing has been set for May 29 at 9:00 a.m.
"Since Baumgardt has not pled guilty and has not been sentenced, Prosecutor Eastwood cannot make any further comment on this development," the Boone County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement released to media. "Upon completion of the sentencing hearing, Prosecutor Eastwood will make a statement."
While being interviewed by investigators, Baumgardt said that he "shot a cop" because "they were going to take me to jail." It was later confirmed that Baumgardt had an active warrant for his arrest that was issued on Feb. 22.