Man pleads guilty to shooting two Mississippi deputies

Published 9:16 am Saturday, February 23, 2019

A man who wounded two sheriff’s deputies in Mississippi has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

The Commercial Dispatch reports that 35-year-old Kenneth Coscia entered the plea Friday in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

His sentencing is set for March 1.

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Coscia was arrested in March 2014 after shooting Lowndes County sheriff’s deputies at his home in New Hope. The deputies were at the house to do a welfare check on Coscia. Investigators say he shot at them through the front door.

The two deputies were hospitalized. Nobody was killed.