A Gilmer man entered a guilty plea Thursday for assaulting a public servant.

Matthew B. Murchison, 29, was sentenced in the 124th District Court in Gregg County to six years in prison for a Nov. 4, 2018, incident in which he was shot and injured by a Gladewater police officer.

According to the former the Gladewater police chief, Murchison had run toward a patrol unit, reached one hand into his waistband and “came out like he had a gun.”