Dayton man sentenced to prison after assault on police officer conviction

Dayton, Ohio – A Dayton man was sentenced today after being found guilty of assaulting a police officer.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said Brian Lamar Wilson, 30, sped toward a police officer, who was directing traffic during the July 4 Moraine fireworks show. The officer had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck, the prosecutor said. Wilson ignored multiple officers’ orders to stop and fled at high speeds.

Eventually, Wilson fled on foot from the vehicle on Terrence Court, jumped a chain-link fence, entered a home through the back door and exited through the front door, where police were able to arrest him, Heck said.

Wilson was found guilty Aug. 19 on felonious assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer; failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer; and trespass into a habitation.

Today, Wilson was sentenced to five years in prison.

“This defendant has a lengthy criminal record. He has been given multiple opportunities by the court for rehabilitation, but he has continued to break the law. Thankfully, his reckless actions didn’t injure any of the police officers or the families who had gathered to watch the fireworks.”

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