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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 12:50 pm

Teen pleads guilty to shooting sheriff's deputy

Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio -- An 18-year-old has pleaded guilty to charges related to the shooting and wounding of a sheriff's deputy in northwest Ohio following a search near the Michigan state line.

Jeshua Gilmore, of Toledo, entered a guilty plea Monday to several counts that include attempted aggravated murder and grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Authorities said Gilmore shot Deputy Jeremy Simon twice July 31 after leading the officer on a car chase in Lyons. The Blade reported the teen fled the shooting on foot, stole a vehicle and was arrested about 17 hours later in Toledo.

Simon recovered from his injuries and returned to work Aug. 29.

Gilmore faces more than 20 years in prison during sentencing.