Local man sentenced to prison in office assault case
A local man has been sentenced to prison after admitting to using a vehicle to attack and injure a Greenville police officer.
Dakalin Dyquez Edwards, 20, of Greenville entered guilty pleas during a hearing in the 354th District Court Monday to one count each of aggravated assault against a public servant and evading arrest/detention with a motor vehicle.
Under a plea bargain arrangement, Judge Richard A. Beacom sentenced Edwards to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division on each charge, with the sentences to run concurrently.
Beacom also ordered the revocation of Edwards’ probations for dog fighting and unauthorized use of a vehicle and sentenced him to two years in state jail on the charges.
Edwards was indicted by the Hunt County grand jury in November, after he was arrested by the Greenville Police Department on Sept. 4, 2014 on the charge of aggravated assault on a public servant, along with counts of evading arrest with a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.
Edwards was arrested following a chase with the Greenville Police Department, which allegedly culminated with Edwards using his vehicle as a weapon and injuring a police officer.
Edwards was one of three Greenville residents indicted in connection with a dog fighting ring which had been operating in the city.
Edwards received one indictment for dog fighting, alleging he incited two dogs to fight on April 8, 2013.
He pleased guilty in March 2014 and received five years probation.
The aggravated assault on a public servant charge is a first degree felony, punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of from five to 99 years to life in prison.