BRAZOS COUNTY, Tex.- On Monday, September 10, 2018, 43 year old Kelvin Blue, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for threatening that once he was released from jail, he would come after one of the officers who arrested him.
Police initially responded to the scene on July 29, 2017, when a witness called 911 to request help due to men fighting in her street.
When police arrived, they found Mr. Blue in the street. He was highly intoxicated and aggressive towards the officers. The police tried multiple times to calm the defendant down and asked him to return
home. However, he refused to cooperate.
In an attempt to peacefully detain Mr. Blue, one officer was kicked in
her chest and it took several additional officers and the assistance
of bystanders to finally get him into custody.
After his arrest, Mr. Blue was taken to the hospital to make sure he was fit for incarceration due to his level of intoxication. At the hospital, Mr. Blue remained openly hostile and threatened to harm one officer in particular once he bonded out of jail.
He continued this threatening behavior towards the officers, hospital staff, and other patients in the emergency room throughout his stay.
His actions were severe enough to concern everyone involved.
Assistant District Attorneys John Brick & Hilary Sanchez prosecuted the case on behalf of the State of Texas.
“Public servants put their lives on the line to protect others. They should not have to take threats home with them on top of all else they have to endure," said Hilary Sanchez, Assistant District Attorney