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Justin Tillmon

A photo taken of Justin Tillmon the day of the assault. 

Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann announced Wednesday that Justin Tillmon was sentenced in Cayuga County Court to 16 to 18 years in prison for 20 crimes, including injuring two Auburn police officers.

Tillmon, 32, was convicted in a jury trial on March 7. The trial lasted almost two weeks, according to the DA's press release.

He was convicted of 20 crimes, including two counts of second-degree assault for injuring two Auburn police officers, class D felonies. 

He was also convicted of first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony, for violating an order of protection. Tillmon repeatedly called his domestic violence victim, according to the DA's release. 

The Citizen reported that two Auburn police officers were injured while trying to arrest Tillmon in January 2018 after they were alerted to a domestic incident on Washington Street. The victim in that incident was assaulted, thrown down a flight of stairs and locked into a room.

He was sentenced to 14 years, seven on each assault, and two to four years on the contempt charge. He was also convicted of fourth-degree tampering with a witness, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and criminal obstruction of breathing.

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Staff writer Mary Catalfamo can be reached at (315) 282-2244 or mary.catalfamo@lee.net. Find her on Twitter @mrycatalfamo.

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