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Man convicted for pointing weapon at officers

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A jury convicted a Waynetown man who pointed a weapon at police responding to his home last year.

Jason W. Cowherd, 30, was found guilty Wednesday on all but one charge in connection with the Sept. 23, 2018 incident, according to court records.

The case began when police were called to Cowherd’s residence on a report of a drunk and disorderly male. As officers finished the investigation, authorities say Cowherd emerged from the house with a weapon and pointed it toward bystanders and police.

An officer fired a shot, striking Cowherd, who had to be airlifted to a hospital for treatment. No one else was injured.

Cowherd was convicted on felony charges of attempting to point a firearm at another, criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon and intimidation. He was also found guilty on misdemeanor charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and two counts of battery.

The jury found Cowherd not-guilty of a second felony count of intimidation.

Sentencing is scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 21 in Montgomery Superior Court.

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