Mansfield man sentenced to prison time for assaulting officers

By Kimberly Gasuras -

Natavis Briggs

BUCYRUS — A 19-year-old Mansfield man was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for assaulting several corrections officers at the Crawford County Justice Center.

Natavis J. Briggs pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Crawford County Common Pleas Court to felonious assault, a first-degree felony, a fourth-degree count of assault on a peace officer and a fifth-degree count of assault on a peace officer.

Briggs admits to assaulting multiple corrections officers while incarcerated at the Crawford County Justice Center. On April 28, while being processed into the jail, Briggs allegedly became confrontational with corrections officers and a fight ensued. One officer sustained a concussion along with nerve damage to his neck, a second officer was bitten on the arm by Briggs and a third officer sustained injuries to his hand and ribs. Officers had to use a taser to detain Briggs.

Briggs will serve five years of mandatory post release control upon his release from prison and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $53.62 to one of the officers involved in the incident for a replacement pair of eyeglasses along with court costs.

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By Kimberly Gasuras

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