A Benton Harbor City Commissioner will find out June 23 how long he will be in prison following his conviction by a Berrien County jury Friday on two counts of resisting and obstructing police.
David Shaw faces between two and six years behind bars depending on if he is sentenced as an habitual offender due to his February 1996 conviction for attempted fleeing and eluding.
According to the city charter, the 37-year old Shaw can no longer serve on the city commission due to being found guilty of a felony, but his attorney says an appeal might be filed after sentencing. He was arrested in October following a heated argument with his wife outside a bar.
When a city police officer heard the argument, he walked up to investigate and testified Shaw swatted away his hands during a pat-down and it took several officers to get him into handcuffs.