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Man faces life in prison after assaulting 2 Flint Police officers and using stun gun on one of them




















Flint, Mich. -- A man could face life in prison after assaulting police.
A jury found 43-year-old Aaron Kelsey of four felonies, which include:
  • Assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder
  • Disarming a police officer of his taser
  • 2 counts of resisting and obstructing a police officer causing injury
According to trial testimony, two City of Flint police officers were dispatched to McAras Court near Chevrolet and University Avenues in response to reports of a man who was walking up and down the street yelling profanities and threatening he was going to kill everybody.
When officers arrived on the scene, Kelsey was in his house and came outside onto his porch in an apparent rage and continued to yell obscenities and threats at the two officers.
When police began to approach Kelsey to take him into protective custody, he punched an officer in the mouth and managed to disarm the other office.
Kelsey then discharged two taser cartridges at the officers but missed them.
The officers then quickly tackled Kelsey leaving all three individuals entangled in four live taser wires.
As the three wrestled on the ground, Kelsey maintained possession of the taser and used it to jolt one of the officers in the back of the neck using the “drive-stun” mode.
The other officer who was punched by Kelsey able to get out of the struggle and then struck Kelsey with his own taser. The officers were then able to subdue Kelsey, handcuff him, and take him into custody.
All three men were taken to a local hospital.
Under Michigan’s habitual offender statute, Kelsey will be sentenced as a four-time felony offender which may carry the possibility of being sentenced up to life in prison or any term of years based on the underlying felony of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.

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