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Man to serve time for assault of deputy
Stafford man sentenced to nearly nine years in prison after assaulting deputy


Date published: 2/4/2013

BY KEITH EPPS

A man who fought with a Stafford County deputy last year in an attempt to keep his freedom lost nearly nine years of it Friday in Stafford Circuit Court.

Kevin Arminius Booker, 41, of Stafford was ordered to serve eight years and 11 months in prison after being sentenced on six charges. In addition to assaulting Deputy Brandon Morris, Booker had been convicted of three drug charges, failure to appear in court and a probation violation.

According to the evidence, Booker was driving on Garrisonville Road on March 24 when he was spotted by Morris. Morris turned around and soon found the vehicle at the 7-Eleven on Shelton Shop Road.

Morris followed the vehicle to nearby Southampton Boulevard, where Booker pulled into a driveway and bailed from the car.

Booker ran to a creek that had between two and three feet of water in it. Morris caught up and the two men tussled. Police said Booker continued to fight even after being shocked with a Taser.

Other deputies arrived and assisted Morris in getting the suspect out of the muddy creek and into a police cruiser.

Police found marijuana and cocaine in the car Booker had been driving. Booker was already wanted at the time for skipping a court date on another drug charge.

Booker asked for leniency Friday, saying he wanted to see his son graduate from high school and wanted to be a better example for his son than he had been.

He has been in jail since his arrest last year; he gets credit for the time he has already served.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404
Email: kepps@freelancestar.com