Accused Cop Shooter Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge

A man who police say was involved in a gunfight with them last summer has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.

The feds say Jerome Wright shot a Goldsboro police officer twice during a traffic stop on June 8th, 2008. The officer returned fire and shot Wright in the behind.

Police say Wright then threw the gun and a bag of marijuana under his vehicle. He pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The 26-year-old Wright faces up to 10 years in prison on the federal gun charge and will be sentenced in January. If he is found to be a career criminal, Wright could get life in prison.

He still is facing state charges of attempted first degree murder, assault on a law enforcement officer and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He has a November 9th court date in Wayne County on those charges.

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  • by anywho on Oct 27, 2009 at 08:15 PM
    Who is that? Medusa
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Oct 27, 2009 at 04:48 PM
    Can't you tell he has remorse(because he was caught), and worms on his head.
  • by Greg Location: Greenville on Oct 27, 2009 at 09:20 AM
    I hope they give him the 10 years vs the life sentence. If they give him life he would be out in no time like the rest, with 10 years maybe he will do what? 10 months?
  • by Officer1 Location: NC on Oct 27, 2009 at 08:33 AM
    Hey Tod: He will be locked up forever ... NOT. Remember, with this piece of crap justice system we have, life doesn't even mean what it says. It is a wonderful thing!!
  • by tod Location: 7 springs on Oct 27, 2009 at 08:12 AM
    if guilty should be locked up forever, cops are real party poopers but you cant shoot them.

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