Cabot man in Jacksonville police shootout gets 15-year federal sentence | Arkansas Blog

Monday, November 9, 2015

Cabot man in Jacksonville police shootout gets 15-year federal sentence

Posted By on Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 4:25 PM

Mark Lyle Dodson of Cabot got a 15-year federal sentence today for shooting Jacksonville police officers serving a search warrant for drugs at his home.

Dodson, 54, got five years for assault with a deadly weapon and 10 years for discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. The terms are to be served consecutively and followed by three years of supervised release.

He was indicted in a November 2013 shooting with Jacksonville police, who were assisting the Drug Enforcement Administration. When uniformed officers entered his house shouting "police" and "search warrnat: Dodson barricaded himself in a bedroom and fired a 16-gauge shotgun twice through a closed door when police tried to enter. Pellets hit three officers. They returned fire, wounding Dodson, who received first aid from the officers.

Dodson pleaded guilty in May. The sentencing by Judge Leon Holmes was announced by the U.S. attorney's office.

Tags: , , ,


Favorite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Is Arkansas in or out on Kobach voter data effort?

    The Washington Post has published a map that counts Arkansas as among states that will "partially comply" with a sweeping request for voter data by the so-called election integrity commission set up by Donald Trump in an effort to cast doubt on Hillary Clinton's 3 million-vote popular defeat of him in 2016.
    • Jul 2, 2017
  • Rep. Mary Bentley's website now supports gay rights

    Somebody has cybersquatted on Republican Rep. Mary Bentley's website, replacing her messaging with a call for equal rights for LGBTQ people.
    • Jul 18, 2017
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders becomes White House press secretary

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, is the new White House press secretary.
    • Jul 21, 2017

Slideshows

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation