- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) - A Hudson Valley man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stabbing a police officer during a street brawl outside a nightclub two years ago.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/PTfZhU ) that 36-year-old Larry Gantt Jr. of Poughkeepsie, New York was sentenced Wednesday in Orange County Court.

Gantt was convicted at of assault and attempted aggravated assault on a police officer for his actions during a November 2012 melee in the city of Newburgh.

Authorities say officers responded to a brawl outside a nightclub where up to 100 had gathered. One of the officers tackled Gantt after seeing him assaulting another man.

Gantt said he had been stabbed and stomped by a group of men and thought the officer was another attacker.

The officer was stabbed in the neck, arm and back but survived.


Information from: The Times Herald-Record, http://www.th-record.com



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