Update: Man Who Stabbed Officer Pleads Guilty

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The man who allegedly stabbed Omaha Police Officer Sophia Jordan has plead guilty to charges filed against him.

On Thursday, 30-year-old Gary Jackson plead guilty to assaulting an officer and a weapons charge. He also plead guilty to a habitual criminal charge, which would add more years to his sentence.

The incident happened in June at the Cubby's at 43rd and Redman, investigators say he used his fists and a knife as he slashed at a Officer Jordan twice. She had just gotten out of her cruiser. She was stabbed in the back.


Sophia Jordan

Employees had called police because Jackson had been banned and barred from the property and was attempting to get gas. They refused to turn on the pump.

We're told he dropped the knife as soon as another officer arrived in a different cruiser. The incident was captured on surveillance cameras and the recording is now evidence.

As for the victim, 51-year-old Sophia Jordan has been with the Omaha police force for nearly 15-years. She recovered from her injuries.

Police say she kicked Jackson off of her and knocked him to the ground while defending herself. She had two lacerations.

In court, we learned more about the knife. It was nearly a foot long. The blade was five-and-a-half inches.

Jackson will be in court for sentencing on December 16th.


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