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Man who assaulted officer gets more than 20 years in prison

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 CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) -- A man who assaulted a police officer after a traffic stop in eastern Iowa has been sent to federal prison.
   Prosecutors say 36-year-old Erwin "Duffy" Bell, from Clinton, was given 20 years and eight months during sentencing Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. He'd pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
   Prosecutors say he was a passenger in a car that was pulled over on Feb. 4 along U.S. Highway 30 in Mount Vernon. He struck the officer and fled but was soon run down and taken into custody after another violent struggle. Officers say they founded a loaded firearm on the ground nearby.
 

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