"Can you come back another time? We're dealing with a lot right now, trying to figure things out. We need some space right now," he said.

Channel 4 crime analyst Ken Jefferson said prosecutors need to be methodical with their case.

"Make sure they apply the correct charges on every account," he said. "You have to have all your ducks in a row so when you get to court your case will be solid."

White was the first Clay County deputy to be killed in the line of duty in nearly 40 years. Hanlin was shot in the arm and is recovering.

White is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and two children.

"Jennifer White is so appreciative of all the support that has come from the community and the Sheriff's Office and is grateful to know the people who are ultimately responsible for her husband's death are now going to be held accountable," Beseler said.