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03/01/04 - Tyler

Man Receives Life Sentence For Dragging Officer

A 29-year-old Tyler man was sentenced today to 99 in the state penitentiary. He'll be eligible for parole in 30 years.  Eric Belonga was found guilty last week of dragging Officer D.G. Cook, who was hanging onto Belonga's car. Officer Cook tried to stop Belonga in the parking lot of Club Ice on Lakewood and Loop 323. Belonga drove away, dragging Officer Cook onto the Loop. Belonga was found guilty of aggravated assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon. Officer Cook was treated and released from a hospital with scrapes and bruises.

Julie Tam, reporting.

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