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Man gets 3 years in prison for assaulting officer in Owyhee

Posted at 11:16 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 08:48:02-04

RENO (AP) — A man was sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer in Owyhee with a screwdriver.

Richard Frank Roa Jr. previously pleaded guilty to assaulting a federal officer in the November 2017 attack.

Authorities say the assault occurred after Roa’s father told police his son was causing a disturbance and damaging a vehicle at his home.

Officials said the officer was assaulted while he was trying to arrest Roa.