Probation ordered for man convicted of spitting on police officer

He will also pay a $1,000 fine.

Tre Quan Wright

WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man will serve two years of supervised probation for a criminal case in which he was convicted of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer when he spat on an officer during an altercation at a convenience store last year.

Tre Quan Wright, 20, was arrested in July 2020 when police responded to a report that Wright was fighting with another person at Worthington's Food-N-Fuel. When an officer attempted to break up the fight, Wright reportedly began spitting on the officer. He was eventually arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault of a peace officer, domestic assault by strangulation, obstruction of the legal process and fourth-degree property damage.

Wright pleaded guilty to Count One, fourth-degree assault of a peace officer, with the other charges dismissed as part of the plea agreement. He received his sentence Friday.

Fifth Judicial District Judge Sherry Haley sentenced Wright to 12 months and one day in prison, with a stay of execution, meaning that if he successfully abides by the terms of probation for two years, he will not have to serve the prison time.

Haley also ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine.

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