- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man convicted of shooting and wounding a Jacksonville patrol officer faces a mandatory life sentence.

A Duval County jury found 34-year-old Donald Lee Goins guilty Friday of first-degree attempted murder, possession of cocaine and several other charges.

Authorities say Goins shot Officer John Andrew Benson in the shoulder during an April 2014 traffic stop. The officer reportedly pulled Goins over for not wearing a seat belt. Goins drove off but was arrested a short time later following a manhunt.

The Florida Times-Union (http://goo.gl/zh33LQ ) reports that Goins is scheduled to be sentenced the week of Sept. 21.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com



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