In July 2013, Bibb County sheriff’s deputies investigating a burglary spotted a car creeping down the road.
A 1-year-old boy was standing in the back seat. Neither the driver nor his passenger was wearing a seat belt.
After being stopped by deputies, 40-year-old Trenton Walter Harris initially refused to comply with a lawman’s commands to show his hands.
As the deputy crossed in front of the car, headed toward the driver’s side, Harris drove forward and nearly struck the deputy, said Bibb County prosecutor Jonathan Gordon.
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Harris pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated assault on a peace officer and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, Gordon said.
He was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by five years on probation, he said. An indictment filed in 2014 on additional charges of fleeing and eluding, child cruelty and marijuana possession.
Gordon said Harris’ encounter with the deputies started near the intersection of Ridgeland Avenue and Colonial Drive on July 17, 2013.
After nearly striking the deputy, Harris led authorities on a chase as he drove to his grandmother’s house on Napier Avenue, running red lights and stop signs along the way, Gordon said.
After pulling into his grandmother’s driveway, Harris went to the back door. When the deputy who nearly was struck with the car arrived, Harris was banging on the door, asking to be let in, Gordon said.
Harris then walked to the front yard where a deputy tackled him and another deployed a Taser, he said.
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