A Virginia Beach man was sentenced to more than three years in prison Wednesday for assaulting a federal officer with his car in May.
Marcus D. Wilkins, 27, pleaded guilty to assaulting a federal officer with a dangerous weapon on Sept. 7. He was sentenced to 42 months in prison Wednesday, according to a United States Department of Justice news release.
On May 1, Marcus took a shopping cart full of merchandise from the exchange without paying. The items included two Bose headphones, a PlayStation cordless controller, four scented candles, a North Face backpack, and three games for PlayStation 4: Call of Duty, NBA 2K16 and Madden NFL, according a criminal indictment filed in the Eastern District Court of Virginia.
A loss-prevention officer directed Marcus to stop, the release said. Instead, he walked toward his car, leaving the cart behind. A base police officer positioned himself in front of Marcus’s car and ordered him, twice, to stop. Marcus drove into the officer, sending him airborne, and fled. The Virginia Beach Police Department apprehended Marcus shortly after he left the parking lot.