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Man accused of shooting officers appears in court

Joseph Shriver appeared in court Friday for a preliminary hearing. Joseph Shriver appeared in court Friday for a preliminary hearing.
LINCOLN COUNTY, TN (WAFF) -

The man accused of shooting two law enforcement officers was in court Friday in Lincoln County, Tennessee.

Joseph Shriver is accused of shooting Fayetteville Officer Justin Raby and Madison County Deputy Brent Beavers in November of 2011.

Both men survived and have been back on duty.

On Friday, a judge found probable cause in Shriver's preliminary hearing. 

Officer Justin Raby testified that Shriver shot him near the Kirkland Baptist Church in Fayetteville after making a traffic stop. Raby suffered from shrapnel wounds to the shoulder.

Officers testified that they later found 11 shell casings and determined a 7.62 rifle was used.

Shriver's vehicle was found in the middle of a bean field a few miles away. Madison County swat team surrounded the vehicle and brought Shriver out. He was covered in mud.

Shriver is an Iraq War veteran. His family said he may have been experiencing post traumatic stress disorder at the time of the shooting.

Shriver is currently being held at the Riverbend maximum security prison in Nashville.

The case now goes to a grand jury on April 16, at the Lincoln County Circuit Court.

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