Man Gets 57 Months for Assaulting Federal Officer

Man Gets 57 Months for Assaulting Federal Officer

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Man Gets 57 Months for Assaulting Federal Officer


On November 6, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut announced that Jeffrey Thomas of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was sentenced to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release after he assaulted a federal law enforcement officer.  Thomas was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Warren W. Eginton.  


The assault happened while the FBI Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force and the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force were investigating narcotics and violent crime activity in Bridgeport along the Trumbull Gardens housing complex.  


On May 24, 2012, federal officers asked to speak to Thomas after he drove his car and stopped at the side of the road along Old Town Road and Oman Street in Trumbull, Connecticut.  When the federal officers approached his vehicle, Thomas proceeded to put the car in reverse, ram into the officers’ car, and then drive frantically toward the two FBI agents.  When Thomas approached the agents with his car, one of the agents had to fire his gun to protect himself.  


A pursuit pursued after the assault, and Thomas crashed the vehicle a short distance away.  He exited the vehicle after he crashed and ran into a private residence on Voight Avenue in Bridgeport, but he was apprehended in a short amount of time.  A search of his vehicle found crack cocaine and heroin.  


Thomas pleaded guilty to one count of assaulting a federal officer on August 14 and was sentenced to 57 months in prison.  The Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force is made up of the Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Trumbull Police Department and FBI agents and works together with the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force.  


Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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