Former UI student who assaulted cop released

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 28, 2012 6:30 AM

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An official at the Johnson County Jail said a former University of Iowa student who pleaded guilty to lesser felonies in connection with assault of an Iowa City police officer was released Tuesday.

Branden Plummer, 21, was convicted of interference with official acts and inflicting bodily harm in connection with an assault on Iowa City police Sgt. Brain Krei on Nov. 18, 2011. Plummer accepted a plea deal, which dropped an attempted-murder charge in exchange for the two lesser charges.

Plummer was sentenced to serve 60 days in the Johnson County Jail with credit for time served. His time served plus the standard 20-perecent reduction on his sentence meant he could have been released Nov. 25, according to court documents.

He will also have to pay a fine of $625 and restitution totaling $816.12 and serve two years of supervised probation.

Judge Nancy Baumgartner denied Plummer’s request to defer his sentence during a hearing on Nov. 2, meaning he will remain a convicted felon for the rest of his life.

— by Brent Griffiths

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