Hayneville man gets prison for assaulting VA police officer

Hayneville man gets prison for assaulting VA police officer

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Hayneville man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for assaulting a federal officer with a deadly weapon, U.S. Attorney Louis Franklin announced.

Harry Larmont McCall, 54, was found guilty of running over a Veterans Affairs police officer in December of 2015, during a June 2017 trial. Witnesses testified at the trial that McCall went to the Department of Veterans Affairs Montgomery Regional Office on Perry Hill Road for an appointment. The appointment was held at that location because of the security measures present at the entrance; McCall had previously made threats to VA employees.

However, while going through the security checkpoint, VA employees found an unauthorized item on McCall and would not let him into the facility. After McCall started to cause a disturbance, VA police intervened, and when one officer tried to investigate further, McCall tried to leave in his car. The officer ordered McCall to stop and get out of the car, but he refused and reversed his vehicle toward the officer. The officer was run over and suffered serious injuries to his leg, causing a permanent disability.

McCall left the scene, but he was later arrested by authorities.

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