Westminster man pleads guilty in fight with officers

August 09, 1996

A Westminster man who fought with four city police officers during a drug search in January pleaded guilty yesterday to possession of cocaine and two counts of battery, court records show.

Sentencing for Harold Lee Brightful Sr., 32, of South Charles Street is set for Sept. 26.

As part of a plea bargain, Brightful also pleaded guilty to a violation of probation stemming from a previous conviction on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and to the assault and battery of his wife, said State's Attorney Jerry F. Barnes.

Barnes said he will recommend that Brightful be sentenced to serve 11 years in state prison for the offenses.

In the January incident, one officer broke a finger and another sprained a knee while trying to stop Brightful from leaving a Sullivan Road apartment.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 1: 06 p.m. Wednesday to a fire alarm in the 100 block of Bond St. Units were out six minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 2: 28 p.m. Wednesday to an automobile fire in the 400 block of N. Center St. Units were out 37 minutes.

Pub Date: 8/09/96

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