A man from the U.S. Virgin Islands accused of slamming into a U.S. Marshal and pinning him between two cars was convicted in federal court, authorities said Wednesday.
Shusta Gumbs, 39, was convicted of two counts of forcibly assaulting, impeding, opposing, resisting or interfering with four federal officers during the Oct. 21, 2016 incident, U.S. Attorney Byung “BJay” Pak said in a news release.
Authorities surrounded Gumbs in a parking lot on West Whitehall Street in southwest Atlanta, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. Gumbs had warrants out for his arrest in Douglas County on charges of failure to appear for the offenses of theft by receiving stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of marijuana, according to the release.
Gumbs was ordered to turn off his car and get out, but he placed it in reverse and backed up 10 to 15 feet, Pak said.
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One of the deputies ran to a car to get an expendable baton, and “as that deputy approached Gumbs’ vehicle a second time, Gumbs accelerated his vehicle to force his way past one of the officers’ parked vehicles,” pinning the man between two cars.
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The deputy’s left thigh, knee, foot and ankle were crushed.
Gumbs left the scene, striking several cars, and ran a stop sign and red traffic light before abandoning his car.
He was arrested four days later at a Riverdale home.
Officials have not said when Gumbs will be sentenced.
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