A Fayetteville man gets 18 years for first-degree battery against an officer

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Court documents show a Fayetteville man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday for injuring a police officer who was trying to arrest him.

Logan Dorman, 23
(Courtesy: Washington County Detention Center)

Logan Dorman, 23, pleaded guilty to first-degree battery on a police officer, possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, three counts of fleeing, possession of methamphetamine, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a controlled drug substance and other charges.

He was sentenced to 30 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for battery, with 12 years suspended. Sentences in many other cases will be served simultaneously with the battery sentence.

Court documents say Dorman dragged the officer who was holding him and his vehicle. The officer hit his head on the concrete, causing “serious injuries” and requiring nine staples to close.

The prosecutor’s brief reports that while fleeing from police, Dorman intentionally hit another person’s vehicle, causing up to $5,000 in damage.

Dorman “consciously resisted law enforcement in an attempt to influence an arrest by repeatedly extending his arms and bumping both himself and the officer into the vehicle,” the report said.

Although police tried to arrest him, the report shows Dorman fled on foot twice.

The report also mentioned that Dorman broke into multiple vehicles, stealing property valued at more than $1,000, as well as credit cards, more than 10 grams of methamphetamine and “useful amounts” of clonazepam and alprazolam.

The prosecutor said Dorman violated his probation by committing new crimes and failing to pay his court-ordered obligations.