Grayson County man sentenced to 30 years for assaulting deputies

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SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII)- On January 18, 2017, deputies were sent to find Anthony Blair of Sherman on a search warrant for violating parole for previously assaulting a public servant.

However, Blair spotted the deputies, and smashed his car into an unmarked car with 3 deputies inside.

"Fortunately, sustained non life threatening injuries. We're very fortunate these officers were not seriously injured," said Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith.

Smith said Blair had a history with run ins with the law.

"He could serve every bit of that 30 years, that depends on Mr. Blairs behavior when he gets to prison. Given his history of interaction with law enforcement in the past I suspect Mr. Blair will do every bit of that 30 years," said Smith.

Inside Blair's car deputies also found 22 grams of cocaine and a loaded nine mm handgun. Blair got 20 years in a federal court on the drug charge.

On the state side, Blair received 30 years for two counts related to attacking the officers. If he didn't take the deal, he could have gotten life.

"Because this is an aggravated offense and involved injury to police officers ... Mr. Blair will have to serve a minimum of 15 years before he can have his first parole hearing," said Smith.



 
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