Trenton Man Pleads Guilty to 2019 Trenton Police Shooting

A Trenton man who was set for jury trial in the shooting of a Trenton police officer has entered a guilty plea in the Circuit Court of Livingston County.

Jamey Griffin appeared before the Court on Thursday and entered a guilty plea to the amended charges of second degree Assault and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The State dismissed the charge of Armed Criminal Action.

In pleading guilty, Griffin admitted that he assaulted the Trenton officer on June 14, 2019 as he was being transported through Daviess County. Griffin gained control of the officer’s firearm and shot her in the abdomen. The officer had life-threatening injuries but did survive the shooting. Griffin was in custody at the time of the incident and has remained in custody in the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

The State agreed to recommend consecutive sentences to be capped at 25 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. Griffin is scheduled to appear for sentencing on June 8th.