York man sent to prison for assaulting York police officer

YORK – Joel Hodgdon, 35, of York, has been sentenced to prison for assaulting a York police officer.

Earlier, he was given a plea agreement after he was initially charged with first degree assault of an officer.

The original charge was a Class 1D felony which carried a possible maximum sentence of 3-50 years in prison, upon conviction.

Then he took a plea agreement. In return for his no contest plea, the charge was amended to third degree assault of an officer, which is a Class 3A felony that carries a possible maximum sentence of three years in prison to be followed with 18 months of post-release supervision and/or a $10,000 fine.

He was sentenced in York County District Court this past week to 18 months in prison to be followed by 18 months of post-release supervision. He was given credit for 147 days already served in the York County Jail.

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