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January 25, 2013

Man who assaulted officers gets 16 years in prison

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He was arrested shortly thereafter.

The parole officers were not seriously injured.

At the time of the crime, Banker was on parole supervision for a previous assault conviction, according to the DA’s Office.

Banker rejected plea offers of 10, 12 and 14 years incarceration at various stages of the case, the DA’s Office said. He eventually pleaded guilty to the entire indictment, including the attempted assaults and criminal mischief for totaling the parole vehicle.

PREVIOUS ASSAULT

It was not Banker’s first run-in with law officers. On Nov. 29, 2006, he led police on a high-speed chase in Clinton County and assaulted an officer, Carole Weaver, a spokesperson for the State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, said in April 2012.

In 2008, Banker was given a determinant sentence of three and a half years for that crime, Weaver said.

He served two years and one month in state prison, Weaver said.

Banker was released May 6, 2010, with post-release supervision that would have continued a maximum of three years, until May of this year.

He was represented by attorney Matthew Favro.

Email Felicia Krieg:

fkrieg@pressrepublican.com

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