- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Cabot man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to shooting a Jacksonville police officer who was helping serve a federal search warrant.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said 54-year-old Mark Lyle Dodson was sentenced Monday to five years on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, and that term will be followed by a 10-year term for discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

A grand jury said Dodson fired a shotgun through a door at federal agents seeking methamphetamine. Prosecutors said gunfire hit Officer Jeffy Keefer in the arm and that Dodson was hurt by return fire.

Dodson pleaded guilty in May, just before he was set to stand trial.

Prosecutors dismissed other charges against Dodson.

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