Posted on September 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM
Wednesday, Sep 19 at 5:28 PM
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- The sentencing of a man charged with the shooting of Rock Hill Police Officer Matt Crosby in 2010 was postponed Wednesday because he wanted to change his plea.
39-year old George Jones plead ‘no contest’ to the charges several weeks ago but since then has fired his attorney and filed a motion to withdraw the plea.
The shooting happened in April of 2010 at an apartment complex at the corner of Raritan Drive and Manchester in Rock Hill.
Rock Hill police were called to the apartment complex to respond to a domestic dispute involving George Isaac Jones, 36, and his girlfriend. Jones is accused of hitting his girlfriend with a water bottle and a gun and allegedly threatened to kill her daughter.
According to Rock Hill Police Lieutenant Cox, when police officers arrived at the apartment, Jones shot Officer Crosby from a 2nd floor landing. One bullet grazed his head, another went into his shoulder and his spine.
The judge on the case is taking Jones' withdrawl it under advisement and moved the hearing to next Monday.