Upshur County jury convicts man accused of aggravated assault, evading arrest

The man reportedly threw a metal tray ‘like a frisbee’ at a jailer

Upshur County jury convicts man accused of aggravated assault, evading arrest

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - An Upshur County jury convicted a man charged with evading arrest with a vehicle and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The Upshur County Criminal District Attorney’s Office reported Edwin Antonio Osorio-Lopez, 21, of Honduras, was found guilty on Tuesday of both charges.

On December 14, while in the Upshur County jail, it was reported that Osorio-Lopez was “being belligerent” and banging a metal food trays on the walls of his sell. When a jailer when into to cell in order to retrieve the tray, Osorio-Lopez threw the trail at the jailer “like a Frisabee." The tray hit the jailer in the head, injuring him.

According to a press release from the office, Osorio-Lopez was initially arrested on November 17, by Gilmer police after he lead officers on a short pursuit in a stolen vehicle.

During the one-day trial, Osorio-Lopez denied the charges and said the jury “got it wrong," according to the press release. It was reported that both offenses were captured on camera.

After his conviction, the jury sentences Osorio-Lopez to 10 years in prison for the evading arrest charge and 20 year for the aggravated assault charge. Fines in the amount of $10,000 was also assessed for each charge.

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