Man gets jail for attempting to assault officer; officer speaks

NORWICH A man accused of assaulting a Norwich City Police officer pleaded guilty to attempted assault and was sentenced to jail by Judge Frank B. Revoir, Jr. in Chenango County Court; NPD officer and victim of the attempted assault spoke at the sentencing.

David Quintana, 33, Oxford, was indicted on Dec. 17, 2014 for assault in the second degree, a class D felony; criminal contempt in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor; and assault in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor.

It is alleged on Nov. 22, 2014 at Denny's Restaurant and Bar, located at 75 N. Broad St. in the City of Norwich, Quintana did intentionally cause physical injury to Norwich City Police Officer Adam Francis while he was performing a lawful duty.

While being placed in a patrol vehicle by Officer Francis, Quintana allegedly kicked the door of the patrol vehicle shut while the officer's hand was between the door and the door frame. Officer Francis's hand was crushed, which caused him pain, swelling and bruising.

It is also alleged that Quintana violated a court mandate signed on Dec. 10, 2013 by Judge James E. Downey, preventing him from patronizing establishments that sell alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption until Dec. 9, 2014.

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