Shaun Christopher Abron, 40, pleased guilty to Assault Against Emergency Services Personnel, a third-degree felony, and Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury, a second-degree felony, and received 10-year sentences on each, to be served concurrently.
The charges stemmed from Abron grappling with an emergency room nurse who was trying to draw a blood sample for alcohol testing, reports said. He twisted the nurse’s arm.
Abron’s pleas, entered Feb. 11, were among guilty pleas heard before 115th District Judge Lauren Parish between Feb. 11 and 18.
Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd prosecuted the case, while Matthew Patton was defense attorney.
Two other felony guilty pleas and one misdemeanor plea were also heard during that period.
• Clifford Alan Plant, 53, Gilmer, possession of methamphetamine, a second-degree felony. He received 18 years in prison. Byrd prosecuted the case, and John Moore was defense attorney.
• Eric Jason Campbell, 41, aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony. He received 50 years in prison. Assistant District Attorney Natalie Miller was prosecutor, and Edward Choy was defense attorney. (A full account of this sentencing is in the Feb. 20, 2013, edition of The Gilmer Mirror.)
In the Class A Misdemeanor case, a 20-year-old Gilmer man received a year in the Upshur County Jail for assault causing bodily injury. Byrd was prosecutor, and Moore was defense attorney.