The Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney said in a news release that Derek James Bise, 38, of Coeburn, was sentenced to five years in prison, with four of those years suspended. Bise will still serve one year.
Back in July of 2016, officials say Bise attacked a Norton police officer who had responded to a report of a missing patient at Norton Community Hospital.
Police say Bise, the missing patient, saw the officer and then took off running until he fell. When the officer approached, Bise punched him in the head, which led to a concussion. The officer then attempted to use pepper spray to subdue Bise, leading the suspect to charge the officer and forcing the spray into the officers face.
More officers arrived and took Bise into custody.