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Man Gets 10 Years for Assaulting Covington Police Officer

The man accused of assaulting a Covington Police officer on Christmas Eve pleaded guilty and was sentenced to ten years in prison.

Antonio Ford, 33, pleaded guilty to second degree assault and first degree persistent felony offender.

The 10-year sentence is consecutive to an additional 3-year sentence for an unrelated charge of first degree possession of a controlled substance.

Ford will not be eligible for parole for ten years.

“We will not tolerate assaults on our police officers, and when there is serious injury, there will be serious consequences," said Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders. "Mr. Ford has made himself a thorn in Covington’s side for quite some time but he won’t be causing this city any problems for the next decade.”

Officer Brian Powers suffered a head injury after stopped Ford on the 900 block of Madison Avenue on December 24, 2017.

He was aided by U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Stewart A. Lee.

Powers was off the job for several months while he recuperated. (This sentence has been corrected to say Powers was off work, and not Ford as previously written.)

-Staff report

Photo: Antonio Ford (via Kenton County Detention Center)