A Kennewick man will do four years and three months in state prison for two separate assaults on a Kennewick officer and a Benton County jail officer.
Ricardo Campos Aguilar, 30, was sentenced for his guilty pleas to third-degree assault and custodial assault in the unrelated cases.
The custodial assault is from a Jan. 4 incident inside the jail, where Aguilar was incarcerated.
During cell inspections, he became uncooperative and combative with two officers. Then, while being restrained by Corrections Officer Jared Kirk, Aguilar turned his head and spit into Kirk's face, court documents said.
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On Aug. 1, police were sent to Kennewick General Hospital to help city paramedics with Aguilar, who was "acting strange and was believed to be under the influence of a drug," documents said.
Aguilar had an active arrest warrant at the time.
Police learned Aguilar had attempted to kick a nurse, so officers tried to restrain him in the hospital, documents said. However, Aguilar was able to raise his legs and kick Officer Darrin Meiners in the head.
Aguilar, in his two separate guilty pleas, admitted that he intentionally assaulted Kirk and Meiners while they were engaged in their official duties.
Aguilar's criminal history includes convictions for two third-degree assaults and five drug violations.