EDGEWOOD, Md. (WMAR) - William Scott Fetzer, 33, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for dragging a Harford County Sheriff's Deputy with a car.
Fetzer, a passenger in a car that was to be searched by police, commandeered the car and fought with Deputy Tyler Vass for control of the vehicle. Deputy Vass was dragged along Route 40 until, Fetzer lost control of the car and crashed into a light pole.
After the crash deputies were able to pull Fetzer from the vehicle, but he continue to kick and punch deputies.
The investigation revealed that at the time of the traffic stop Fetzer was wanted on two warrants. A search of the car yielded a plastic bag with three kinds of illegal narcotics, Suboxone, Oxycodone and Alprazolam, commonly known as Xanax, in addition to a large bag of marijuana and about $7,725.00 in cash.
Fetzer pled guilty to first degree assault, three counts of possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances and one count of felony theft of the car he commandeered.
Fetzer had prior convictions for drug offenses. He was sentenced to 20 years for the assault and 3 additional 20 year terms for 3 counts of possession with intent to distribute and 10 years for theft of a car. As a condition of the sentences the court ordered Fetzer to serve the first 10 years of the 20 year sentence without parole.
Fetzer is also facing pending felony drug charges in Baltimore County which are scheduled to come to trial later this year.
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