A Virginia man who allegedly fired a shot at Hamblen County Sheriff’s Department Detective Sgt. David Stapleton during a pursuit in December 2018 was indicted by a Hamblen County grand jury on Monday for attempted first-degree murder.

A .380-caliber round fired by 33-year-old Christopher Allen Deel glanced off the metal above the driver-side windshield. If the bullet had hit 10 to 12 inches lower, it would have been a headshot, Hamblen County Sheriff Esco Jarnagin said at the time.

The grand jury also indicted Deel for three counts of reckless endangerment for placing three HCSD officers in peril, felony evading arrest and attempted aggravated burglary.

The pursuit started in Knox County and proceeded along Interstate 40 to a rest area in Jefferson County where he carjacked a vehicle. He later carjacked another vehicle in Jefferson County. After the second vehicle malfunctioned on White Oak Grove Road, he allegedly tried to enter a nearby residence.

Hamblen County grand jurors returned indictments Monday in several sex-related cases.

The grand jury indicted Patrick Dean Wills, a 67-year-old Newport man, for aggravated statutory rape. The mother of a teenage boy saw Wills allegedly performing oral sex on the boy, according to HCSD Detective Sgt. Josh Sipe.

Randy Scott Bible, a 37-year-old Sevierville man, was also indicted for two counts of aggravated statutory rape. Bible allegedly had sex with a 13-year-old East Hamblen County girl after exchanging sexually explicit videos and photographs, according to Sipe. Bible and the teen alleged were together in bed at a Sevier County motel when Bible was arrested, Sipe said.

A Jefferson County married couple, Chad Everette Winters, 38, and Krystal Dean Winters, 37, were indicted for solicitation of a minor and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor via electronic means.

In September 2018, the Winters allegedly sent patently offensive, sexually suggestive communications to a 16-year-old Morristown girl, according to officer Josh Akard, the lead Internet Crimes Against Children officer for the Morristown Police Department.

The grand jury indicted Omar Vivanco Garcia, a 20-year-old Morristown man, for statutory rape and sexual exploitation of a minor. Garcia was 19 years old when he allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old girl and took photographs of her, according to Sipe. The detective says Garcia knew the girl was 14 because she once dated his 15-year-old brother.

Sipe is also the lead investigator in the statutory-rape prosecution of Trevor Adam Johnson, a 20-year-old Jefferson City man. The alleged victim was 13 years old when she and Johnson had sex in March, according to the indictment.

The grand jury indicted Larry Joseph Mathis, 40, for three counts of violating the state sex offender registry law in alleged offenses that did not involve a particular victim. Mathis, who was convicted of sexual battery in 2008, allegedly obtained a smartphone without notifying his probation officer.

He also had an unauthorized email address and an unauthorized account on Plenty of Fish, a free online dating service.

The others indicted Monday by the grand jury include:

Joshua Cole Jones, 39, second offense DUI, violation of the implied-consent law, speeding and violation of the registration law;

Phillip Bishop, 39, felony evading arrest, reckless driving, driving on a revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident, theft over $1,000, domestic assault, interfering with a 911 call, no insurance and vandalism;

Kerri Ann Lowery, 31, to counts theft over $1,000 and theft under $1,000;

Angel Drinnon, 27, theft under $1,000

The others indicted Monday by the grand jury include:

Carlos D. Jones, 51, aggravated assault and evading arrest;

Kenny Darrin Carpenter, 23, attempted aggravated burglary;

Joshua Scott Hall, 29, two counts theft over $2,500, theft over $1,000, burglary and criminal simulation;

Billy Gallimore, 34, theft over $2,500;

Christopher Dell Winder, 30, theft over $2,500;

Angela Morgan, 29, three counts theft over $1,000 and two counts theft under $1,000;

Mitchell Alan Seal, 39, second offense DUI, two counts reckless endangerment and failure to exercise due care;

Jared Jeffery Dixon, 38, second offense DUI, driving on a revoked license and leaving the scene of an accident;

Joshua Cole Jones, 39, second offense DUI, violation of the implied-consent law, speeding and violation of the registration law;

John M. Jones, 41, second offense DUI and failure to exercise due care;

Tammy Michelle Campbell, 54, two counts of forgery and theft under $1,000;

Phillip Bishop, 39, felony evading arrest, reckless driving, driving on a revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident, theft over $1,000, domestic assault, interfering with a 911 call, no insurance and vandalism;

Tiffany L. Warren, 34, auto burglary, theft over $1,000, two counts fraudulent use of a bank card theft under $1,000

Kerri Ann Lowery, 31, to counts theft over $1,000 and theft under $1,000;

Jason Edward Howard, 42, theft over $1,000;

Gustavo Palacio, 37, theft over $1,000;

Joshua Steven Reeves, 37, theft over $1,000;

Matthew S. Smith, 30, domestic assault;

Jacqueline Nicole McCravey, 32, fraudulent use of a bank card;

Angel Drinnon, 27, theft under $1,000;

Brent D. Dexter, 53, DUI;

James Thomas Scarberry II, 30, violation of an order of protection;

Kristi Rhea Ward, 41, two counts of theft under $1,000;

David Glen Martin, 64, hindering a secured creditor;

Sheena Nicole Trent, 34, theft under $1,000 and two counts of criminal trespassing;

William David Newby Jr., 59, theft of services.