GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) -- A Grayson County jury was sentenced to 30 years in prison for attacking jailers last year.
29 year-old Daunevyn Snowdy was found guilty of five counts of aggravated assault on a public servant.
Last fall, Snowdy, while in the custody of the Grayson County Jail for multiple felony offenses, threated multiple correction officers with a homemade knife or shank.
Snowdy began to argue with officers because he was unhappy with his cell assignment. Snowdy quickly escalated to kicking and banging on his cell door to the point the noise could be heard throughout the jail.
Officers repeatedly attempted to calm Snowdy down but were unsuccessful. Snowdy then repeatedly threatened to assault and murder the officers.
Eventually, Snowdy produced a shank and used his
mattress as a shield while continuing to threaten assaults against the officers.
Five Correction Officers made entry into the cell to disarm Snowdy and remove him. Snowdy fought and struggled with the officers for several minutes, both inside and outside of his cell, before being subdued.
Because Snowdy used a deadly weapon during the assault, he will not be eligible for parole until 2033.