Jury Sentences Man To 4 Years For Assaulting Police Officer
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A Galveston County jury has sentenced a 36-year old man to four years in prison for assaulting a police officer in June 2017.

Jarrod Jay Thomas was found guilty of assault on a public servant and attempting to take a weapon from an officer.

The Galveston police officer stopped Thomas in June 2017 for not staying in a single lane while driving and Thomas gave serval fake names before the officer attempted to arrest him.

Thomas fled and ran through heavy traffic before the officer tased him.

Thomas ripped the prongs off and continued trying to flee and fighting with the officer.

After crossing the street Thomas grabbed the taser and shocked him before it was knocked to the ground.

A bystander then helped tackle and restrain Thomas.

Thomas will be eligible for parole after serving a fourth of his sentence.
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