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June 21, 2013

Guilty plea in officer assault

GREENVILLE — A Hunt County man has been placed on probation after pleading guilty to attacking a law enforcement officer last year.

Andrew Dewayne Doss was indicted by the Hunt County grand jury in December on one count each of assault against a public servant taking the weapon of a peace officer.

The indictments alleged that Doss attacked a Quinlan Police Department officer and tried to take the stun gun of a Hunt County Sheriff’s deputy, as they were attempting to arrest Doss on Oct. 24, 2012.

During a Thursday hearing in the 354th District Court Doss, 27, who listed a Wills Point mailing address in far south Hunt County, entered a plea of guilty to the assault against a public servant charge.

Under a plea bargain arrangement, the second indictment was dismissed and Doss was placed on five years of deferred adjudication probation, with 160 hours of community service, 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Deferred adjudication probation carries no finding of guilt, although those defendants who are found to have violated a deferred probation are subject to being sentenced to the maximum punishment.

Doss was facing a maximum sentence upon conviction of from two to 10 years in prison.

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