By Ed Fletcher
A 33-year-old Lincoln third strike offender will serve 27 years to life in prison for spitting on and fighting with two Placer Sheriff's deputies.
Joshua Daniel Mills was sentenced on Dec. 16 by Placer County Judge Colleen Nichols. Mills had previously been convicted of making criminal threats and false imprisonment.
The third strike conviction came as a result of a September 2008 assault, according to a press release from the Placer County District Attorney's office.
Mills was in court for a family court matter. Two sheriff's deputies tried to remove Mills from the court, whereupon Mills spat on the officers and fought with them, according to the release.