Earlville man who assaulted police officer sentenced

NORWICH – The Earlville man accused of kicking, grabbing and punching a police officer pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced to interim probation on March 6 in Chenango County Court by Judge Frank B. Revoir Jr.

On April 10, 2014, 48-year-old Jeffrey S. Eaves of Earlville was arrested for assault, aggravated harassment against a police officer, resisting arrest, driving while impaired and other moving violations.

Chenango County Sheriff's Office deputies said Eaves was arrested after a deputy attempted to stop him for a moving violation. According to deputies, Eaves did not stop, continued to drive home to his residence and pulled into his driveway.

After pulling into his driveway, deputies said Eaves attempted to flee on foot.

The deputy chased Eaves and after catching up with him, Eaves began physically fighting the deputy.

While being processed after Eaves was arrested and taken into custody, it was confirmed Eaves was intoxicated while driving and during the incident, said deputies.

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