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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