VA patient pleads guilty to attacking federal police officer

va

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – A Mountain Home VA Medical Center patient who attacked a federal police officer has pleaded guilty to the crime, according to federal court records.

In a signed plea agreement, Ricky D. Gosnell admitted to breaking the officer’s finger, injuring his hip and scratching his face and head during the February assault. The attack occurred after a doctor called for help while treating Gosnell, according to court records.

A federal judge will sentence the man on February 2, 2017. Gosnell faces up to eight years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.

Copyright WJHL 2016. All rights reserved.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s