Mahoning County inmate convicted of trying to strangle deputy

Investigators say inmate Lucky Mitchell tried to choke a deputy with a noose made from a t-shirt

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Youngstown man charged with trying to strangle a Mahoning County Sheriff’s Deputy will be sentenced next week after taking back his insanity plea.

In July, investigators say inmate Lucky Mitchell attacked the deputy assigned to watch over his “pod” and tried to choke him with a noose made from a t-shirt. After a brief struggle, other inmates came to the deputy’s rescue and held Mitchell until help arrived.

Wednesday morning, Mitchell withdrew his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity and pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder.

He could face 11 years in prison.