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Jail sentence for man who pulled knife on police officer


March 18, 2021

Phillip Cotney of Sundance has been sentenced to between four and seven years in jail after allegedly pulling a knife on a police officer who had approached him outside a local bar.

While on regular patrol on July 24, 2020, 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 allegedly then pulled the blade out, pointed it a...

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