Dresden man convicted in shooting of officer

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- A Madison County jury has convicted a Dresden man of lesser charges in the shooting of a Jackson police officer.

The shooting occurred during a September 2010 burglary and it wounded Officer Mark Headen.

The Circuit Court jury returned a guilty verdict against 25-year-old Christopher Osteen on Wednesday, convicting him of reckless aggravated assault, burglary and resisting and evading arrest, according to The Jackson Sun.

He had been charged with attempted murder.

Sentencing was set for Oct. 31.

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(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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