A man who police say tried to run over five Fort Worth police officers with a car was sentenced on Thursday to 40 years in prison.
In 2017, Vincent Lee Seaman, 19, of Fort Worth was convicted of carrying a handgun as a known gang member, according to a news release from the district attorney’s office. He was sentenced to five years’ probation on those charges.
In April, Fort Worth police were called to a disturbance at an apartment complex, the news release said, and found Seaman in the parking lot.
Police say Seaman tried to run over five officers in his car and crashed into eight parked cars.
He was arrested after crashing his vehicle at the scene.
“This Defendant posed a danger to the community, and certainly to police officers that night,” prosecutor Lisa Callaghan said in the news release.
Judge Scott Wisch sentenced Seaman in the 372nd District Court on Thursday on the charge of engaging in organized crime.
Charges of evading arrest, possession of a controlled substance, aggravated assault of a public servant and criminal mischief are still pending against Seaman.
“Officers put their lives on the line daily. and when people intentionally endanger our officers this is the outcome they should expect,” prosecutor Michael Schneider said in the DA’s release.