Motorcyclist convicted in roadside attack on Michigan state trooper

Berrien County trooper attack
A still image from dashcamera video shows the roadside attack on a Michigan State Police trooper on Feb. 20, 2017 in Berrien County. (WNDU)

NILES, Mich. (AP) — A 21-year-old Indiana man has been convicted in an attack on a Michigan State Police trooper.

Michael Barber, Travis Wise
Michael Barber (left) and Travis Wise in court via video for arraignment. (Courtesy WNDU – Feb. 21, 2017)

WNDU-TV reports a jury in Berrien County, Michigan, returned the verdict Thursday for Michael Barber of Mishawaka. He faces sentencing in June for assault, attempting to disarm a police officer and other charges.

>>WATCH: Dashcam video shows roadside attack on MSP trooper

Defense lawyer Scott Sanford noted Barber wasn’t convicted of attempted murder, calling that “a victory for us.”

Police say Trooper Garry Guild was chasing a stolen motorcycle on Feb. 20 in Berrien County near the Indiana state line. Barber charged Guild after crashing the motorcycle. Police say his half brother 19-year-old Travis Wise, of Middlebury, Indiana, then pulled up and joined in attacking Guild.

Two drivers stopped the men, allowing the officer to arrest his attackers. Wise is awaiting trial.