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Man charged with punching Green Bay firefighter

Posted: 6:11 PM, Sep 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-26 23:19:07-04
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GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- A man accused of attacking a Green Bay firefighter has now been identified and charged.

Jamie Dustin Sinclair faces charges of obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct, and battery to a firefighter – a Class H Felony.

According to a criminal complaint, a Green Bay Police officer saw Sinclair punch a firefighter in the head. The complaint says Sinclair was standing in the way of traffic at the intersection of Dousman Street and North Broadway, and the firefighter was trying to convince Sinclair to get off the road. The criminal complaint sites a witness who recorded video of the assault.

After Sinclair punched the firefighter, the complaint says, a couple of people stepped in to help tackle Sinclair to the ground. A police officer stated in the complaint that Sinclair struggled with officers during his arrest. Sinclair reportedly yelled that he was from Canada and wanted to go back there. Police stated in the complaint that officers used pepper spray while arresting Sinclair.

Sinclair made an initial court appearance on Thursday. If convicted on all charges, Sinclair faces a possible sentence of nearly seven years in prison and a possible fine of about $21,000.