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Man sentenced for dragging deputy trying to stop car

December 17, 2019 GMT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A man has been sentenced for dragging a Nebraska sheriff’s deputy as the deputy tried to stop a car the man was driving.

Hall County District Court records say Tristan Bush was given two to three years last month after pleading no contest to several charges, including assault on a police officer and using a deadly weapon in resisting arrest. Prosecutors dropped other charges in return for Bush’s pleas.

The judge ordered that the sentences be served at the same time but added to sentences for crimes Bush committed in 2013.

Bush was a passenger in a car stopped April 12 in western Hall County but slid over and began driving away to keep the deputy from arresting him on several warrants, authorities have said. A Hall County Court affidavit says a dog in the car bit the deputy and that the deputy had to shoot the dog to make it let go.

The affidavit says a chase was quickly ended out of concern for a 7-year-old child in the back seat.