Posted July 21, 2017 11:46 am by Comments

By Jenn Jacques

On Tuesday, after deliberating for an hour and a half, an Indiana jury handed down a guilty verdict for a Muncie man who attempted to run over a pair of police officers with his car after attempting to flee a traffic stop.

The Indy Star reports:

Charles K. Dinkins, 48, of the 1200 block of South Franklin Street, was convicted of attempted aggravated battery, criminal recklessness, resisting law enforcement and leaving the scene of the accident.

He will be sentenced by Delaware Circuit Court 1 Judge Marianne Vorhees on Aug. 23. The most serious charge, attempted aggravated battery, is a Level 3 felony carrying up to 16 years in prison.

On Monday, Deputy Prosecutor Steve Sneed presented video of the incident from the officers’ body cameras to the jury. The video showed the shocking events after Dinkins fled from the officers during a traffic stop about 2:30 a.m. on March 24, 2017.

He crashed his Chevrolet Cavalier through a gate and drove into a fenced-enclosed parking lot at the U.S. Post Office along West Memorial Drive, striking two postal vehicles.

The patrolmen – Sean Dennis and Jonathan Thornton – left their police SUV after a female passenger jumped out of …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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