Sidney woman receives two and a half years in jail for Police assault

A 42 year old woman charged with assaulting a police officer in Sidney in May of 2012 was sentenced to two and a half years in jail Tuesday. Tammie Stansbury was convicted on three charges and got the maximum sentence in all three cases. Stansbury will serve a year in jail for third degree assault, a year for obstructing a police officer, and 6 months for second degree trespassing. All the sentences run consecutively although she is getting credit for 383 days already served in jail.

An arrest affidavit says two officers were dispatched to the U.S. Recycling plant to deal with a woman who had been asked to leave. The officers say that during their attempts to talk to and then arrest Stansbury and take her to jail, she kicked one in the midsection, spit on him and bit him. The officers also say Stansbury threatened the officer's family.

During the court proceedings over the past year Stansbury awas ruled incompetent to stand trial and served time at the Nebraska Coorrections Treatment Center in Lincoln prior to being convicted.

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