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Man gets 30 years for threatening deputy

DA: Quinton Moody threatened to beat deputy, kill his wife


SAN ANTONIO – A 38-year-old man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for threatening a Bexar County Sheriff's deputy, who had briefly detained him while responding to a report of a disturbance, and the deputy's wife.

Quinton Moody was officially charged with retaliation after a series of events sparked by his detention.

According to a statement issued by the district attorney's office, when the deputy released Moody, he "became belligerent with the deputy," taking off his shirt and showing the deputy his tattoos.

The deputy said Moody told him he was "old school mafia from Buffalo." The deputy began writing down the information, which angered Moody, so the deputy again detained Moody in order to calm down.

According to the statement, Moody then challenged the deputy to a fist fight, and began approaching the deputy with balled fists, swinging his arms and "threatening to beat him down."

Moody was arrested on charges of retaliation against a peace officer. While being transported to the magistrate's office for booking, Moody threatened to kill the deputy's wife.

Retaliation is a third-degree felony, punishable by two to ten years in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine. However, due to Moody being a habitual offender, he faced a minimum 25 year sentence.

Moody had previously been arrested on charges of injury a child and felon in possession of a firearm.