Man who injured Port Arthur Police Department officer pleads guilty, sentenced
Published 1:59 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2023
A Bridge City man who kicked a Port Arthur police officer was sentenced Tuesday for assault on a police officer.
David Long Tran, 31, was reportedly following a woman at the Holiday Inn on Jimmy Johnson Sept. 7 when police were called in regards to suspicious behavior.
According to information from the Port Arthur Police Department, Tran was approached but refused to stop, resulting in the deployment of a taser.
While being placed under arrest, Tran fought officers, kicking one in the head.
The female officer had a concussion and neck injuries that required surgery, PAPD said.
Tran pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years by District Judge Raquel West.