For Immediate Release - July 13, 2012

Devarus Hampton Guilty Verdict

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that DEVARUS HAMPTON (DOB: 02/17/1983), was found guilty by a Barnstable Superior Court jury of Intimidation of a Witness; Malicious Destruction of Property over $250; Resisting Arrest; and Threats to Commit a Crime.

Judge Gary A. Nickerson sentenced Mr. Hampton to State Prison for three (3) to five (5) years committed on two of the Witness Intimidation counts and Malicious Destruction of Property. Judge Nickerson placed Mr. Hampton on ten years probation on the remaining six counts of Intimidation of a Witness, Resisting Arrest and two counts of Threat to Commit a Crime. The probation is to start after the committed sentence. As a condition of his probation, Mr. Hampton will be required to wear a GPS monitor and have no contact with named witnesses.

These charges arose out of a motor vehicle stop that occurred in the early morning hours of March 25, 2012, in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. During the incident, Mr. Hampton threatened to harm two state troopers, resisted arrest and maliciously destroyed a cruiser window. The case was investigated by the Yarmouth Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Edward F. X. Lynch.