ROCKWALL (AP) — A jury has found a 22-year-old man guilty of murder in the hit-and-run death of a Northeast Texas police officer last year.
The jury in Rockwall County deliberated about four hours Monday before finding Justin Miles Sanders responsible for the death of Texarkana officer Jason Sprague.
The Texarkana Gazette reports sentencing was scheduled for Tuesday and Sanders faces either five to 99 years in prison or a life sentence.
The 30-year-old Sprague responded in June to a Texarkana park on reports of fighting and drug use. Sprague had just exited his patrol vehicle when he was struck by a car driven by Sanders, who was fleeing a possible marijuana arrest. The officer suffered a severe brain trauma, multiple fractures and other injuries. He died a day later.
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