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Suspect in Pulaski Co. sergeant death pleads guilty, faces up to 21 years in jail

Also in court Wednesday was a group of deputies and friends of the late Sgt. Hodge.
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Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT
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(WDBJ) - Michael Dominic Morris, 26, of Pulaski, pleaded guilty Wednesday to his charges in connection to the crash that killed Sgt. Perry Hodge with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. The crash happened in the early morning hours of Thursday, January 14 along Route 11.

Morris pleaded guilty and was convicted of Felony Aggravated Manslaughter and Misdemeanor DUI in Montgomery County’s Circuit Court. He faces up to 20 years in jail for the manslaughter charge and up to 12 months for the DUI charge.

Based on a toxicology report, Morris was impaired at the time of the incident.

His sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 10.

Also in court Wednesday was a group of deputies and friends of the late Sgt. Hodge.

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