Marietta Man Sentenced to 26 Years for Assaulting FBI Agent and Drug Trafficking

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Cedrick Hill, 31, from Marietta, Ga., has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for violently assaulting an FBI special agent and selling multiple kilos of methamphetamine. Hill’s actions led to the agent being hospitalized for two weeks and enduring a lengthy recovery after Hill drove his vehicle at high speed with the agent trapped in the door.

U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan stated, “Determined to escape at all costs, this defendant gravely injured an FBI special agent in the line of duty…hopefully this sentence will cause others to think twice before risking harm to law enforcement officers during the performance of their duties.”

Keri Farley, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta, emphasized, “Anyone who assaults a law enforcement officer is dangerous and an extreme threat to public safety… Hill showed absolutely no regard for the life of our agent and caused him extreme harm.”

The incident occurred during Hill’s arrest attempt on January 4, 2018, when Hill resisted arrest, fled the scene, and drove his truck with the agent trapped in the door. Despite being injured, the agent managed to discharge his service weapon, hitting Hill twice. Hill eventually stopped the vehicle, releasing the agent onto the road. The agent sustained extensive injuries, requiring hospitalization, surgeries, and long-term rehabilitation.

U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg sentenced Hill to 26 years in prison, followed by 60 months of supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.