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William Blystone Biography
Who is William Blystone ?
William Blystone pleaded no contest to charges back in July.
A man accused of stabbing a Bakersfield police officer in the face with a screwdriver has been sentenced to eight years in prison, local media report.
William Blystone, 39, did not contest charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer in July for the August 2019 incident, according to KGET. Eight other serious crimes, including attempted murder, were dismissed as part of a plea deal.
Police had responded to a call at Adventist Health Bakersfield that Blystone was causing a disturbance and possibly suicidal.
When the officers spoke to him and tried to calm him down, he pulled out the screwdriver and stabbed the officer.
Blystone has a long history of crime and has previously served several short terms in prison:
In 2017, Blystone did not contest the vandalism and grand theft and was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison according to KBAK. He served 51 days, according to court records.
In 2017, he did not contest the illegal entry and was sentenced to 64 days in jail. Court records show that he served 32 days.
In 2009, Blystone pleaded not guilty to assault with a firearm and was sentenced to eight years in prison. He served 70 days, according to court records.