KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas Metropolis, Mo., man who was shot by an Independence, Mo., police officer as he tried to strike the officer along with his truck earlier than main officers on a high-speed chase, was sentenced in federal courtroom at this time for illegally possessing a firearm.
Isaiah Fulson-Dewberry, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Choose Greg Kays to seven years and 6 months in federal jail with out parole.
On June 29, 2020, Fulson-Dewberry pleaded responsible to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Two Independence law enforcement officials have been dispatched to Pepperwood Residences on Sept. 1, 2019, on reported prowlers. The officers arrived on the house advanced in separate automobiles and approached from reverse instructions. Fulson-Dewberry, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche (later decided to be stolen), pulled out of a parking area and commenced driving by means of the parking zone. When the primary officer’s marked patrol automobile approached, Fulson-Dewberry put the truck in reverse and went again into the parking space, driving up onto the curb into the grass. The truck then drove ahead and intentionally rammed the entrance finish of the officer’s automobile. Two passengers – a white feminine and a black male – ran from the truck and have been by no means situated. The truck backed up once more and slammed right into a parked truck, pushing it into one other parked automobile, after which rammed into the entrance of the officer’s automobile a second time.
The truck backed up once more, clipping the entrance finish of the second officer’s patrol automobile, after which went ahead once more, hitting the entrance of the patrol automobile and pushing it. The officer was exterior of his automobile and Fulson-Dewberry swerved the truck at him. The officer, fearing for his life, fired 10 rounds from his obligation weapon into the motive force’s aspect of the truck.
Fulson-Dewbery fled from the house advanced and a pursuit was initiated. The truck made it onto westbound thirty ninth Avenue. The truck drove on the shoulder of the street, passing automobiles at a excessive charge of pace and operating pink lights at busy intersections. The truck additionally entered into oncoming site visitors, practically putting two completely different eastbound automobiles head on. The truck proceeded onto southbound Lee’s Summit Street and tried to get onto the ramp to westbound I-70, however was touring too quick and spun out into the ditch simply onto the ramp to westbound I-70 from Lee’s Summit Street.
Fulson-Dewberry obtained out of the motive force’s aspect of the truck and threw a loaded Walther .22-caliber handgun into the grassy space close to the truck. Fulson-Dewberry had a gunshot wound that handed by means of his left calf and entered his proper calf, the place the bullet lodged. He was taken into custody with out additional incident and transported for medical remedy.
Underneath federal regulation, it’s unlawful for anybody who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Fulson-Dewberry has prior felony convictions for possession of methamphetamine, housebreaking of a motorcar, id theft, fleeing from regulation enforcement, and two prior felony convictions for theft.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Legal professional Joseph M. Marquez. It was investigated by the Independence, Mo., Police Division and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Undertaking Secure Neighborhoods
This case is a part of Undertaking Secure Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Division of Justice’s violent crime discount efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program confirmed to be efficient at lowering violent crime. By way of PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work collectively to determine probably the most urgent violent crime issues in the neighborhood and develop complete options to handle them. As a part of this technique, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on probably the most violent offenders and companions with domestically primarily based prevention and reentry applications for lasting reductions in crime.