CAMBRIDGE -- A Bradford man who was charged with drawing a weapon on a Kewanee police officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday in Henry County Circuit Court.
Tyler J. DeMuynck, 29, entered a negotiated plea to Class 2 felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and Class 3 felony being a felon in possession of a weapon. According to those charges, DeMuynck had a Folgilo Guiseppe .380 handgun uncased, loaded and immediately accessible on his person.
Three charges were dismissed including Class 3 felony possessing a firearm with an invalid FOID card, Class 4 felony aggravated assault of a peace officer and Class A misdemeanor carry/possess a firearm. The assault charge alleged he pointed the gun at Kewanee Police Sergeant Stephen Kijanowski.
According to testimony at the preliminary hearing in April, DeMuynck was pulled over about midnight April 13 in a traffic stop and reached into his front pocket and pulled out a gun. He said something about wanting to die or to shoot him, although later he said he was just trying to hand the officer the gun.
DeMuynck will have two years mandatory supervised release and court costs. He was given $5 per day credit for 61 days in the Henry County Jail.
Judge Terry Patton accepted the plea agreement and found DeMuynck guilty.