A former Mississippi police officer pleaded guilty Monday in Hardin Circuit Court to a felony assault charge for his role in a domestic violence incident last October in Elizabethtown.
Michael R. Odom, 42, was arrested Oct. 15 at his Oriole Drive home after police said he repeatedly struck his wife and pointed a gun at her head. In November, he was indicted on charges of attempted murder, first-degree rape, second-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.
Odom’s jury trial was set to begin Monday. Instead, the defendant entered a guilty plea.