A Shreveport man convicted in June for attacking and trying to disarm a police officer at the Shreveport Greyhound bus station in August 2010 was sentenced Tuesday, August 16, 2016, to 15 years in prison.

Caddo District Judge Brady D. O’Callaghan sentenced Lester Harrison, 56, for his actions against former Shreveport Police Officer Matthew Holloway after Holloway had responded to a report of an armed man refusing to leave the station. When Holloway attempted to pat down Harrison, he was beaten in the head, face and upper body with a fist that held a three-inch pocket knife. In a scuffle that followed, Harrison tried to take Holloway’s duty firearm.

Harrison was charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted disarming of a police officer and resisting a police officer with force or violence. He was convicted of attempted disarming of a police officer, resisting a police officer with force or violence and attempted manslaughter.

Harrison had faced up to 20 years in prison on the attempted manslaughter conviction. He received a 15-year-sentence. For the disarming an officer conviction, he will serve 2-1/2 years and for the resisting conviction, he was sentenced to three years. The sentences will run concurrently.

Prosecutors were assistant district attorneys Monique Y. Metoyer and Mekisha Smith Creal. Harrison was defended by Mary Harried.