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Vernal Man Sentenced To Up To Fifteen Years For Shooting at a Deputy

THAT VERNAL MAN -- CONVICTED OF SHOOTING AT A UINTAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY, LAST YEAR -- HAS BEEN SENTENCED, THIS WEEK, TO UP TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON.

DALLAS ROWLEY, 68, PLEADED GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED MURDER AND EVADING POLICE.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE DEPUTY WAS INVESTIGATING A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE REPORT -- IN MARCH 2012 -- WHEN HE STOPPED ROWLEY.

THE SUSPECT FLED...AND LATER SHOT AT THE POLICE VEHICLE, AT LEAST TEN TIMES, WHEN THE DEPUTY CAUGHT UP WITH HIM.

ROWLEY WAS ARRESTED FOLLOWING A 2-DAY MANHUNT.

THE DEPUTY WAS NOT INJURED.

 

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