BANGOR – A 37-year-old Glenburn man who dragged a deputy behind his car while he was trying to arrest him was sent to jail Friday.
Brandon Harvey entered a guilty plea to a charge of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, according to a statement from the Penobscot County District Attorney’s office.
The dangerous weapon, in this case, was the car Harvey used to drag a deputy down a Hudson road in June.
The incident started when a deputy who knew there were outstanding warrants for Harvey’s arrest spotted him in a car along the side of a road.
According to a spokesperson for the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy had placed handcuffs on Harvey when Harvey slid behind the wheel of the car and sped away.
The deputy suffered minor injuries.
During a court appearance on Friday, Penobscot County Superior Court Justice William Anderson sentenced Harvey to four years in jail, with all but one year suspended, and two years of probation in connection with the June incident.
A statement from the district attorney’s office said Harvey was also sentenced to one year in jail for a separate charge of eluding a Bangor police officer.