March 30, 2018

Man sentenced to prison for assaulting, fleeing federal park rangers

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Damari Roulhac, 26, of East Stroudsburg, was sentenced to two years and three months in prison and two years of supervised release, for one count assaulting a United States Park Ranger, and one count for fleeing from United States Park Rangers.  Roulhac was convicted on September 26, 2017, following a two-day jury trial in federal court.

On the evening of July 1, 2016, park rangers patrolling the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area encountered Roulhac and ordered him to stop his vehicle.  Roulhac refused and accelerated his vehicle towards one of the rangers, causing him to jump out of the way.  When the Ranger then attempted to detain Roulhac, he accelerated again, striking the Ranger with the vehicle while fleeing.

Roulhac was arrested a few days later, at the Pike County Courthouse, when he was sentenced for an unrelated DUI conviction.

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