- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a man has been convicted after he pinned a deputy U.S. marshal between cars as he tried to flee.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Atlanta on Wednesday announced the conviction of 39-year-old Shusta Traverse Gumbs.

Prosecutors say law enforcement officers were seeking Gumbs on an active warrant when they spotted him in a parked car in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood on Oct. 21, 2016.

As deputies in several cars converged and ordered him to get out of his car, prosecutors say Gumbs suddenly reversed 10 to 15 feet. As he tried to force his way past one of the officers’ vehicles, Gumbs pinned a deputy between two vehicles, crushing his leg and foot.

Gumbs fled and was captured four days later.

Sentencing is set for March 13.


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