- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A Jackson County man charged with punching a police officer and converting a plastic spoon into a weapon while in jail has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2dEud2O ) William Bruce Daubenschmidt was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest to assaulting a public safety officer. He also pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a weapon by an inmate.

Court documents say police in Phoenix, Oregon responded to a report of a domestic dispute when they encountered Daubenschmidt in January 2015.

Police say he began acting unruly, resisted arrest and then punched an officer in the jaw.

While jailed several months later, Daubenschmidt was seen attempting to conceal a sharpened spoon in his waistband.

He said in court Monday he made the weapon in self-defense.

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

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