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Ex-Officer on the Wrong Side: Prison for Deputy in 2011 Shooting

BLACK HAWK, Miss.–Being an ex-cop in prison may be some of the hardest time anybody could serve and that nightmare is reality for ex-Carroll County deputy John Beck.

He got two years in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty earlier this month to shooting into an occupied vehicle while he was on duty in 2011. He also pleaded guilty to malicious mischief.

Beck and another ex-deputy, Curtis Alford, were both stationed at a road block near Black Hawk when a car ran the block and kept going. They chased the car into Holmes County where it wrecked.

Odessa Williams and a man were in the car. When the man tried to speed off, Beck unloaded into the car, firing nine shots.

The two were also accused of holding Albert Coffee in their patrol car for three hours without cause.

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