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Man convicted of throwing rocks at cars, attacking police

Photo: Denver DA

DENVER — A Denver District Court jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday afternoon against a man accused of throwing rocks at cars and assaulting three Denver police officers in November 2015.

Brian Deese, 45, was convicted after a three-day trial of two counts of second-degree assault of a peace officer, one count of third-degree assault of a peace officer and one count of obstruction of a police officer.

Deese was found not guilty on a fourth count of second-degree assault of a peace officer with serious bodily injury.

On Nov. 5, 2015, Deese was throwing rocks into traffic near Alameda Avenue and Santa Fe Road.

When police attempted to arrest Deese, he allegedly attacked and seriously injured one officer, then fled and injured two other officers before being taken into custody.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 11.