The Edmond Sun

October 21, 2013

Man accused of assaulting cop makes plea deal

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — An Edmond man accused of assaulting an Edmond police officer has avoided a prison sentence, records show.

On June 20, Jeffrey Allen Newnham, 35, of Edmond, was arrested after he was accused in an incident report of fleeing, fighting with an officer, spitting blood at officers at the hospital and being combative at the county jail.

On Oct. 15, Newnham entered a negotiated plea of guilty to two counts of assault and battery upon a police officer, one count of obstructing an officer in the performance of their official duties and one count of public intoxication, according to Oklahoma County District Court records.

A second count of public intoxication was dismissed at the request of the state.

Newnham received a five-year suspended sentence on the assault and battery charges and one-year suspended sentence on the public intoxication charge all to run concurrently.

He was ordered to pay costs including a victim compensation assessment fee, DNA lab fees, fines related to felony court costs, a district attorney prosecution assessment fee and a fee for the state court information system revolving fund.