Santa Rosa Man Sentenced For Assaulting Man And Pointing Replica Firearm At A Police Officer

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A Santa Rosa man has been sentenced for hitting a man with a baseball bat and pointing a replica gun at a police officer. The Press Democrat reports that 38 year old Jaime Tapia-Vasquez was sentenced to 3 years and 8 months in prison for the crimes committed on April 14th, 2019. Tapia-Vasquez attacked a 45-year-old man that was visiting the city unprovoked on the Prince Memorial Greenway Trail hitting him the leg with a bat. Officers chased Tapia-Vasquez and would eventually catch him after he pointed an airsoft gun at a police officer who fortunately determined it as a replica firearm. Tapia-Vasquez pleaded no contest to the charges in September.