A man found guilty of setting an Ohio sheriff's deputy on fire while authorities were trying to arrest him has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Forty-five-year-old Jay Brannon was sentenced Monday in Portage County after pleading guilty last week to charges including attempted aggravated murder and aggravated arson.

Investigators say Brannon ignited a container of flammable liquid and threw it at the Portage County deputy, leaving him with severe burns nearly a year ago.

Two other officers also were injured. The confrontation occurred in Rootstown Township in northeast Ohio. Brannon apologized in court to the deputies.

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