Man gets 6 to 15 years for shooting at officer


By Associated Press

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) _ A 20-year-old Idaho Falls man has been
sentenced to 15 years in prison for firing a .375 Magnum at a
police officer during a traffic stop.

Franklin Crazythunder pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on an
officer with a deadly weapon last month and was sentenced Monday by Judge Joel E. Tingey. The judge said Crazythunder could be eligible
for parole after serving six years.

Idaho Falls Police Sgt. Steve Poulter was not hit during the
March 4 shooting and did not return fire.

Crazythunder's attorney, Kelly Mallard, said his client had a
difficult upbringing and that he regrets his actions. Mallard
sought a shorter sentence for his client with the opportunity for
therapeutic treatment.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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