A Corinth man has been sentenced to serve 40 years after being convicted of assaulting a law enforcement officer.

District Attorney John Weddle reports Cory McGaha, 42, was found guilty of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He was convicted by an Alcorn County jury following a trial this week in Alcorn Circuit Court.

McGaha was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge John R White to the maximum possible sentence of 40 years to serve. Weddle noted McGaha was sentenced as a habitual offender and has multiple prior felony convictions.

Weddle said the trial was held at the Crossroads Arena instead of the county courthouse to allow for proper social distancing to allow for the safety of jurors and court personnel.

The district attorney said the case was investigated by Corinth Police Department Detective Michael Suitor and prosecuted by assistant district attorneys Kyle Robbins and Clay Cummings.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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