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Man who assaulted Beaver Dam police officer receives maximum sentence

March 25, 2018 GMT

JUNEAU -- A 27-year-old Fox Lake man was sentenced to prison Thursday for punching a Beaver Dam police officer in the nose.

Trevell Cowan was sentenced in Dodge County Court for convictions stemming from a November 2017 incident where Cowan battered a Beaver Dam police officer.

Dodge County District Attorney Klomberg recommended the maximum sentence of three years prison with three years of extended supervision consecutive to a sentence for armed robbery out of Dane County.

Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Martin J. DeVries sentenced Cowan to spend the next three years in state prison for the assault on the Beaver Dam police officer. In addition, it was ordered that he serve an additional three years of extended supervision to be served consecutive to any previously imposed sentence.

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Cowan was already on extended supervision for two armed robberies that occurred back in 2008 when he was stopped in Beaver Dam for various traffic violations. Cowan exited his vehicle and immediately became combative and started punching the officer in the face causing a nosebleed. Cowan was apprehended after being subdued with an electronic control device. Cowan stated at the scene that he just want to get away from the officer.

“The police protect us while we sleep from people like the defendant,” Klomberg said. “The community needs to see that prosecutors and courts will not tolerate violence to our protectors.”

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