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Man sentenced to two years for battery, intimidation of police officers, medics

Dylon R. Thomson
Dylon R. Thomson
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Friday, March 17, 2017 01:05 pm

A Fort Wayne man received his sentence for battering and threatening police officers, firefighters and TRAA employees who were trying to administer help to the man's brother last November.

Dylon R. Thomson, 21, of the 1000 block of Coliseum Boulevard North, was sentenced Friday in Allen Superior Court to serve two years of a five-year sentence for battery with bodily injury to a public safety officer, with three years suspended and two years on probation. He also received two one-year suspended sentence to be served on probation for two counts of intimidation with a deadly weapon. While the two one-year probationary terms for intimidation are to be served concurrently, or at the same time, Thomson will serve the probationary terms consecutively, or one after the other, with the battery term.

He pleaded guilty Feb. 24, admitting he was in a drunken state as firefighters and paramedics tried to administer medical aid to his brother at about 11 p.m. Nov. 24. Thomson said he threatened to kill them with a screwdriver. When police arrived, Thomson resisted arrest and could not be secured in the police car, resulting in police requesting a larger vehicle to transport him.

Thomson continued to threaten to kill the officers as he violently kicked them and injured them. Thomson also broke an emergency light from the rear passenger side of an officer's police car. 

Allen Superior Court Judge John Surbeck ordered Thomson not to consume alcohol or drugs while undergoing substance abuse counseling and was ordered to undergo nonviolence counseling.

"There are folks available to help you," Surbeck said. "You've hit the big time, so it's up to you."

Thomson said, "I would like to prove myself. I really messed up."

Five additional charges, including resisting law enforcement, criminal mischief and public intoxication, were dismissed at sentencing.

Thomson has 110 days' jail credit, and will appear in court March 30 for a status hearing on home detention.

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