Man admits shooting detective, Marshals Service officer
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man has pleaded guilty to several charges for shooting two officers last summer.
KFVS-TV reports that James Odell Johnson Jr. pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting officers, possessing a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sentencing is scheduled for April.
The shooting happened in July in a standoff with the U.S. Marshals Service and Poplar Bluff police.
Police said Johnson began shooting after officers entered an apartment to arrest him on a federal warrant for violating his supervised release. Johnson barricaded himself inside the apartment before surrendering.
Poplar Bluff detective Corey Mitchell was struck in the arm and was treated at a hospital. An officer with the Marshals Service was uninjured because his body armor stopped the bullets.
Information from: KFVS-TV, http://www.kfvs12.com