A Brookville man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a Brookville Police officer has been sentenced to state prison. 32-year-old Lawrence Larsen, of Brookville, was sentenced to one to two years in state prison.

In April, he was met by police on Western Avenue in Brookville. Police approached him and as they were speaking, Larsen started to take prescribed pills against the officer’s direction. When the officers attempted to grab the pill bottle from Larsen, he fought back.

He pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of simple assault.

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