CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A Clovis man has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading no contest to hitting a police officer.
Prosecutors say 31-year-old Jose Gonzalez entered the plea Tuesday prior to opening statements in his one-day trial.
After a high speed pursuit in December 2014, Gonzalez jumped out of a Clovis Police vehicle and ran.
A female officer was able to tackle Gonzales, who then tried to punch the policewoman in the face before running away.
An arrest warrant was issued and Gonzalez was apprehended a few days later.