|Man shot during burglary pleads guilty|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 07 September 2013 09:07|
A Michigan man shot during a burglary in Perrysburg Township has pleaded guilty in the courtroom of Wood County Court of Common Pleas Judge Alan Mayberry.
James Scott Newman, 39, Grand Rapids, Mich., changed his earlier plea of not guilty and entered a plea of guilty to two counts of burglary, two counts of disrupting public services, one count of safecracking, one count of possessing criminal tools, two counts of identity theft, and one count each of obstructing official business and tampering with evidence.
Newman made the plea on Aug. 30.
Sentencing will take place on Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. in Mayberry's court. A three-day jury trial had originally been set to begin on Monday.
The plea stems from a Jan. 29 incident in Perrysburg Township in which an officer on burglary patrol in the 9000 block of Roachton Road observed a suspicions vehicle and began to check local homes.
Newman subsequently was observed running from behind one residence and into a woods near Bayer and Thompson roads.
Additional township officers, as well as Perrysburg city and Rossford police, were brought to the scene.
Newman eventually left the woods and was, at some point in the incident, shot in the leg by a Perrysburg city officer. He was hospitalized for several days at Toledo Hospital following the incident.
The circumstances of the shooting have never been fully made public, and an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation report on the matter is not to be released until the case has been closed.
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