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Man gets 63 years

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webmaster | 10/12/13

Narciso Morales, 30, of Oakhurst, was sentenced to an “aggravated” prison term of 63 years and 4 months Friday for his conviction on 16 felo-nies, according to authorities.

On Aug. 23, a jury convicted Morales of five counts of assault with a firearm on a peace officer, five counts for resisting a peace officer, and six other counts for weapons and ammunition possession. In a separate trial, the Superior Court found true the special allegation that Morales was previously convicted of carjacking, a “strike” under California’s Three Strikes Law.

During his August trial in Madera Superior Court, evidence was introduced that Morales was driving his vehicle in Madera in October of 2010 when stopped by a Madera policeman who became suspicious Morales was armed. After removing him from his vehicle, the officer discovered a sheath knife on the defendant. When the officer attempted to secure the knife, Morales dove back into the vehicle.

Morales fought with the officer and could not be subdued until numerous officers arrived to assist. When Morales was finally taken from his automobile, officers found a loaded revolver on the seat under Morales...


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