BLOOMFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A 20-year-old Dexter man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for attacking a southeast Missouri police officer.
The Dexter Daily Statesman (http://bit.ly/rBCC0P) reports that Austin Mace was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to the Sept. 12 attack.
Dexter officer Kevin Moore was hospitalized with a facial fracture and lacerations after being punched by Mace as Moore tried to break up a fight between Mace and his father.
Mace's father, Terry Mace, was also arrested on an assault charge. He has pleaded not guilty and remains jailed awaiting trial.
Information from: Dexter Daily Statesman, http://www.dailystatesman.com