NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston man who nearly ran over a bicyclist and attacked a police officer was found guilty by a Charleston County jury on Friday.
Solicitor Scarlett Wilson announced on that Julius Quinez Manigault was found guilty of assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, third offense.
Due to past convictions, Judge R. Lawton McIntosh sentenced Manigault to nine years on the assault charge, and five years of prison followed by five years of probation on the drug charge.
On the night of Oct. 16, 2013, a North Charleston K-9 officer conducted a traffic stop on Manigaults's vehicle for speeding and almost hitting a bicyclist.
As the police officer was attempting to arrest Manigault for driving without a license, Manigault became combative, shoving the officer so hard that he slammed into the vehicle.
Prosecutors say Manigault then continued to hit the officer several times and sliced the officer's hand by jerking his arm with the handcuffs still on one wrist.
Investigators located a digital scale and 13 baggies worth of marijuana in Manigault's vehicle.