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Attorney charged with spitting on police officer is headed to trial

Lewis B. Moon, an attorney charged with spitting on a police officer after Warr Acres police arrested him at a Whataburger in 2008, is scheduled for trial Nov. 14. He was scheduled for a plea and sentencing Monday but instead chose to stick with his not-guilty plea.
BY DARLA SLIPKE dslipke@opubco.com Published: August 9, 2011

Moon showed a badge and claimed to be an Oklahoma County sheriff's deputy, according to an affidavit. Police determined he was intoxicated, the affidavit states.

Moon spit in an officer's face when the officer tried to escort him to a patrol car, the affidavit states. He continued to be uncooperative at police headquarters by cursing and dropping names of judges.

His tirade at the Warr Acres Police Department was captured on video.

If convicted, Moon could face up to two years in jail for the felony charge and up to one year in jail for each of the misdemeanor charges, Prater said.

The Oklahoma Bar Association also could punish Moon.

The association doesn't have to wait for a conviction to take action, but it usually does, Prater said.

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