A jury in Washington State wasted no time in declaring that a man took the phrase “bible beater” to an unacceptable level. The jury deliberated for just three minutes before coming back with a guilty verdict against 24-year-old Daniel Powell.

According to the Lewiston Tribune, Powell was sentenced Tuesday to 10½ months in jail for third-degree assault and resisting arrest in Asotin County Superior Court.

Court documents showed that Clarkston Police Officer Darin Boyd was attempting to arrest Powell on outstanding warrants out of Clarkston and Spokane.

During the arrest, Powell was recorded on body cameras striking the officer with the holy book and refusing to comply with orders to stop.


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