Man gets 15 years for attacking Tumwater officer with hammer

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A man who hit a Tumwater police officer in the head with a hammer was sentenced Monday in Olympia to 15 years in prison.

Twenty-four-year-old Mark Thomas pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon.

He attacked Officer Austin Cady in September as officers entered an apartment looking for a runaway girl.

The Olympian reports the Cady missed four months of work but has recovered.