Man convicted of killing sheriff's deputy released - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Man convicted of killing sheriff's deputy released

The family of a sheriff's deputy killed 15 years ago is angry his killer is free Tuesday night.  The VINE system from the state corrections department confirmed Tuesday's release of Peter Bard.

He's the man convicted and sentenced to 20 years for shooting to death Jefferson County deputy Floyd Cheeks in 1993.  Attorneys argued over Bard's mental competency for trial until 2002, when he stood trial.

Cheeks' son and wife say they're angry Bard was released without serving his complete sentence.  They also say they no one from the state told them the release was to happen.

Troy Cheeks showed reporters his father's sheriff's ID card, which he carries in his wallet.  Floyd Cheeks and his partner encountered Bard at a house in the West End.  They were there to serve a warrant upon Bard's brother.

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