Man accused of shooting JPSO deputy pleading guilty to multiple charges

Man accused of shooting JPSO deputy pleading guilty to multiple charges

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The man accused of shooting a Jefferson Parish deputy pleaded guilty to gun and drug trafficking charges.

The Justice Department announced Monday that Jarvis Hardy admitted to crimes including distribution of cocaine.

The DEA started investigating him in 2015. They said undercover agents bought drugs from him four times.

Investigators said Hardy shot through a door and critically injured JPSO detective and DEA task force member Stephen Arnold.

Hardy claimed he thought he was being robbed, but officers said they announced that they were there for a drug raid.

He will be sentenced on those charges on November 1.

According to our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Hardy did not enter a plea for the charge of attempted murder of a federal agent.

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