Grand Jury Indicts Two People Accused of Shooting State Trooper

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - A grand jury has indicted two people accused of shooting a state trooper in Ector County.

Both Marcus Lott and Ashley Simpson are charged with the attempted capital murder of trooper Max Honesto.

Authorities say the trooper pulled their car over and mentioned he smelled pot inside.

That's when Lott fired and shot Honesto.

The driver, Alfonso Butler, surrendered on the scene.

But Lott and Simpson took off on a high speed chase.

The chase came to an end when the vehicle crashed into a fence.

Lott and Simpson were also indicted on counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer and possession of marijuana.

Butler was only indicted on that marijuana possession charge.