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WCH man sentenced to prison for officer assault

Ryan Carter ryancarter@civitasmedia.com

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Dustin A. Gulley pleaded guilty Tuesday in Fayette County Common Pleas Court to assaulting a police officer and was sentenced to one year in prison.


At around 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 26, Washington C.H. police officers were dispatched to the area of Hinde Street and Temple Street on the report of a male screaming. While en route, police dispatch advised that a life squad was on its way to 302 N. Main St. on a report of a man who jumped out of a window.


When police arrived, an officer identified Gulley, 30, of 302 N. Main St., standing near East Temple Street, according to reports. When Gulley saw the officer, he fled on foot. The officer chased Gulley down and took him to the ground in the 100 block of East Temple Street.


While on the ground, Gulley began to resist and a Taser was used on him, reports said. Gulley was then handcuffed and placed inside a cruiser.


While in the cruiser, Gulley reportedly started banging his head against the glass window. An officer opened the door and Gulley allegedly kicked the officer in the forearm. “He was pulled from the cruiser, at which time he continued to be combative and the Taser was used again,” reports said.


Once Gulley was placed inside the cruiser a second time, he began to kick the glass window of the other door, and police utilized the Taser on him again.

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