- Associated Press - Thursday, November 10, 2016

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A southwestern Oregon man has been sentenced to five years in prison for an attack on a sheriff’s deputy during a burglary.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2eVhtGf ) that 33-year-old Michael Dean McCarty, of Sams Valley, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading no contest to felony assault, burglary and firearm charges.

McCarty was accused of illegally entering a home on Oct. 13 when Deputy John Brackett approached him and a struggle ensued.

Court documents say McCarty had been wielding a handmade shank and a road flare at the time of the altercation.

Brackett used a Taser on McCarty before other officers arrived and the suspect was taken into custody.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/


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