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PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Bremerton man to five years in prison for assaulting two police officers who were responding to a report of a burglary.

The Kitsap Sun reports that Kelsey Thomas Sherfick pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree assault for the Feb. 20 incident.

Court records say when Sherfick was confronted, a sergeant ordered him to sit down. Instead, he attacked the sergeant, punching him in the head and attempting to grab his gun.

Sherfick bit another officer on the leg.

According to court records, Sherfick said he was a meth addict and had been struggling with a drug addiction since he was a child.

He said he believes his actions were a result of his addiction and hopes to get treatment in prison.

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