Man receives sentence for assault

CNJ Staff

A 33-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 12 1/2 years in prison for drug possession and assaulting a police officer, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office.

David Lopez was found guilty by a jury in May of possession of methamphetamine, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the press release.

In June 2005, a sheriff’s deputy pulled Lopez over in a vehicle for a routine traffic stop and Lopez ran, according to the press release. When Lopez fled, a notebook containing methamphetamine and syringes fell to the ground, the release said.

Lopez’ extensive criminal record contributed to the lengthy sentence, the release said.