Springfield Police at the scene of an incident. (Photo by Shannon Cay)

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A Bolivar man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to the shooting of a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.

Justin Jackman pleaded guilty to charges of armed criminal action, assault, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm.

In Dec. 2021 in south Springfield, Jackman confessed to shooting Trooper Colton Beck with a sawed-off shotgun after fleeing from the trooper, according to court documents. Beck was transported to the hospital with serious head injuries.

Greene County Presiding Judge Jerry Harmison accepted Jackman’s plea and handed down the sentence Nov. 17.

Ryan Collins

Ryan Collins is the business and economic development reporter for the Springfield Daily Citizen. Collins graduated from Glendale High School in 2011 before studying journalism and economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He previously worked for Bloomberg News. Contact him at (417) 849-2570 or rcollins@sgfcitizen.org. More by Ryan Collins