Police Attacker Pleads Guilty in Lubbock Federal Court

Published 03/23 2014 03:00PM

Updated 03/23 2014 03:07PM

James Edward Norman, image from Lubbock County Detention Center
James Edward Norman, image from Lubbock County Detention Center
LUBBOCK, TX -- The man accused of attacking a Lubbock Police Officer in January pleaded guilty Friday to charges that were related to the altercation. James Edward Norman, 30, of Lubbock pleaded guilty to a federal charge of Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He will be sentenced at a later date to no more than 10 years in federal prison.

Officer Brinnen Kent saw Norman and another man walking in a “high crime” neighborhood identified in a police report as the 6200 block of Avenue L. Officer Kent stopped Norman and frisked him for a weapon. Court records say the officer found Norman with handgun, and then Norman began to fight with Kent. Police said at the time that Kent was hospitalized with relatively minor injuries.

In addition to federal prison time, Norman also faces a long list of state charges such as Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant.

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