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Ky. man found guilty in officer shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A jury has found a Kentucky man responsible for an escaped prisoner shooting a Nashville police officer.

Jurors deliberated for about four hours Wednesday before finding 27-year-old Cortney Logan of Louisville, Ky., guilty of attempted first-degree murder and employing a firearm during an escape.

Logan is accused of helping his cousin - Joseph Jackson Jr. - escape from the Delta Correctional Facility in Greenwood, Miss., in June of 2009 while the prisoner was at a doctor's appointment.

Prosecutors said the pair were fleeing to Louisville when police Sgt. Mark Chesnut stopped their vehicle on Interstate 40 west of Nashville because Logan was not wearing a seatbelt.

Jackson shot Chesnut, who survived. Jackson, 32, pleaded guilty to attempted murder earlier this week.

Logan faces up to 30 years in prison and additional charges in Mississippi.

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