DANVILLE — A woman has been convicted of all counts in a May 28, 2019, assault of a Danville police officer.
Sierra Gaines was found guilty Tuesday by Judge Thomas O’Shaughnessy after facing two counts of aggravated battery to a Danville police officer and one count of resisting a police officer causing injury.
“The people of Vermilion County will not tolerate acts of violence perpetrated against our law enforcement officers,” said Vermilion County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy in a press release Friday.
Aggravated battery to a police officer is a class 2 felony, which is punishable by probation or 3-7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Resisting a police officer causing injury is a class 4 felony, which is punishable by probation or 1-3 years in the IDOC.
On May 28, 2019, Officer Andrew Brooks responded to a call in which he found Gaines chasing a man. In his official capacity, Brooks was attempting to get Gaines away from the man. Before he could get her in handcuffs, she attacked the officer, causing scratches consisting of deep wounds to his face and eye.
Gaines will be sentenced at 9 a.m. March 16, 2020.