Mark A. McCoy, age 45, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was convicted today in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court of Endangering Children, resulting in serious physical harm, a felony of the second degree. 

McCoy’s case was scheduled today for jury trial. After a jury was selected, but before opening statements, McCoy withdrew his “not guilty” plea, and entered a “guilty” plea. 

The State of Ohio was represented by Jason Holdren, Prosecuting Attorney; Jeremy Fisher, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney; and Detective Sergeant Justin Rice of the Gallipolis Police Department.

McCoy faces up to 8 years in prison for his conviction and will be sentenced by Judge Margaret Evans on March 13, 2019.