Alford plea from George Jones in shooting of Rock Hill Officer Matt Crosby

5:37 AM, Aug 2, 2012   |    comments
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Clayton, MO (KSDK) - The man accused of shooting Rock Hill Police officer Matt Crosby has entered an Alford Plea to the charges and will learn his punishment in September.

Under the plea; 39 year old George Jones does not admit guilt to the crime, but he concedes the prosecution has enough evidence to convict him.

Jones entered the plea to first degree assault in the officers shooting, domestic assault for an altercation with a female acquaintance, and two counts of armed criminal action for the incidents of April 8, 2010 at the Stanford Place apartments on Manchester at McKnight Road in Rock Hill.

Police went to the apartment in the 100 block of Raritan Drive following a disturbance, and were greeted by Jones in the staircase of the apartment building where Jones opened fire and struck Officer Crosby, leaving the veteran policeman paralyzed.

Officers returned fire and struck Jones several times.

Jones was previously convicted in the State of Tennessee for aggravated robbery and assault and was reportedly on parole at the time of the Rock Hill incident.

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