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Pratt found guilty for assault of officers

Posted on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 4:03 pm

A Lincoln County jury on May 29, found Scott Pratt, 46, of Troy, guilty of two counts of assault on law enforcement officers , armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. The Honorable Judge Chris Kunza Mennemeyer presided over the three-day trial.

The charges arose on April 17, 2013, when Pratt fired a shotgun at Troy Police officers responding to a disturbance on Magnolia Court in Troy. Pratt was armed with a shotgun in a home with small children and took action against the Troy officers as they attempted to bring a peaceful resolution.

“A major problem in our society is lack of respect for authority,” said Prosecuting Attorney Leah Wommack Askey. “Whether that is for parents, teaches or law enforcement, some people simply have no respect for others. I am continually impressed by the integrity and charisma our officers exhibit each day when they put themselves in harm’s way to keep our community safe. These experienced men and women serve our community with vigor and valor day and night and I will never tolerate those individuals  that choose to disrespect the law enforcement officers that serve with me.”

The case was prosecuted by Askey and Spencer Curtis, assistant prosecuting attorney. It was investigated by the Troy Police Department.