"I wish I hadn't done it. I'm not a violent person. I have massive respect for law enforcement," he said, according to the report.

Friedrich ultimately sentenced Sargent to 60 months, equivalent to five years, to prison, 14 months higher than the DOJ's recommendation. MacFarlane noted this sort of sentencing "isn't common."

Newsweek reached out to Sargent's attorney for comment via email.