GREENVILLE — An otherwise normal day at Darke County Common Pleas Court became somewhat dramatic following the sentencing of an inmate Thursday.
Quentin Brame, 20, of Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced to two years in prison on a felonious assault charge dating to the August 31, 2015 beating of two women in Union City, Ohio.
However, after his sentencing, while another session was being held in the courtroom, Brame resisted being placed in the court’s holding cell, wedging his leg between the door and door frame of the cell to prevent it from being closed.
“Prison isn’t going to help me … It was punishment enough to be sitting in jail for 10 months,” he told court officers attempting to keep Brame secured in the holding cell until transport.
Additional law enforcement arrived to assist. Eventually, Brame relented and was escorted to jail by Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies.
After transport to Darke County Jail, however, Brame reportedly spit on one deputy and bit another deputy on the hand. The Darke County Prosecutor’s Office said he faces additional charges of assault on a peace officer and harassment with a bodily substance.
During his sentencing earlier, Darke County Assistant Prosecutor Deb Quigley recommended Brame receive a two-year prison sentence, telling the court, “[Brame] has violent tendencies. I don’t believe community control can adequately deal with his anger issues.”
Defense Attorney Dave Rohrer agreed that his client has an anger problem, but asked the court to consider sentencing him to rehabilitation instead.
Brame admitted to Darke County Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan Hein that he has “violent tendencies occasionally,” and that he was “terrified” of going to prison.
He expressed remorse for his actions, saying, “I do regret it. I acted foolishly, and I hope that [the victims] are both OK.”
Hein sentenced Brame to two years in prison, minus 72 days credited for time served, three years mandatory post-release control, and court costs.
“I don’t think you can go to prison with the attitude ‘I’m going to have to fight.’” said Hein.
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