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Assault charge for man who pulled knife on a police officer


August 1, 2019

Phillip Cotney of Sundance faces felony charges of aggravated assault and battery and interference with a peace officer after allegedly pulling a knife on a police officer who had approached him outside a local bar.

While on regular patrol on July 24 at around 4:55 p.m., a Sundance Police Officer observed Cotney sitting outside the Turf Bar. Aware of an active warrant for Cotney, the officer allegedly approached him, advised him of the warrant and asked him to stand up.

According to court reports, Cotney became very angry, went to the street and pulled a knife from his back pocket. Cotney a...

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