Georgia Man Who Violently Assaulted FBI Agent Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison

Cedrick Hill was sentenced to 26 years in prison.

By Steve Neavling

A Georgia man was sentenced to 26 years in prison for violently assaulting an FBI agent and selling multiple kilos of methamphetamine. 

Cedrick Hill, 31, of Marietta, Ga., was trying to flee on foot in Sandy Springs, Ga. Hill jumped into his own truck. The agent got trapped in the driver’s side door of Hill’s vehicle. 

The agent was then dragged by the truck and broke his arm and femur. He was hospitalized for two weeks, had multiple surgeries, and required 18 months of rehabilitation, according to the Justice Department.

“Determined to escape at all costs, this defendant gravely injured an FBI special agent in the line of duty,” U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan said in a news release. “No sentence can remedy the physical and emotional harm suffered by the agent because of Hill’s conduct, but hopefully this sentence will cause others to think twice before risking harm to law enforcement officers during the performance of their duties.”

The agent managed to grab his gun and shoot Hill twice, but Hill continued to drive at a high rate of speed. 

Hill eventually stopped his truck and freed the agent along the side of the road. 

“Anyone who assaults a law enforcement officer is dangerous and an extreme threat to public safety,” said Keri Farley, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Atlanta Field Office. “Hill showed absolutely no regard for the life of our agent and caused him extreme harm. We are thankful that the agent has recovered, and Hill is finally being held accountable for his crimes.”

U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg delivered the sentence.

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