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Man gets 6-month sentence for assaulting US marshal

March 20, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 63-year-old Nebraska man has been given six months behind bars for assaulting a U.S. marshal while being arrested.

Ronald Mockelman was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Lincoln. He’d pleaded guilty to assault on a federal officer.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that authorities say the marshal was struck in the chest and face while transporting Mockelman on Dec. 13, 2017. He’d been arrested for violating terms of his supervised release in a 2015 case.

Mockelman was sentenced in 2015 for leaving threatening messages for U.S. Department of Transportation workers. He was upset about a nearly $3,700 fine levied because he didn’t have a drug-testing program at his shop near Valley where he was the only worker.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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