A 41-year-old Colorado man accused of firing at law enforcement officers during a chase in western Nebraska has accepted a plea deal and will be sentenced in June.
OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) - Mark Phillips originally pleaded not guilty to attempted first-degree murder and attempt first-degree assault on an officer.
North Platte television station KNOP reports (http://bit.ly/J2Aik3 ) that Phillips, of Louisville, Colo., pleaded no contest after prosecutors lowered the charge to two counts of first-degree assault. He's scheduled to be sentenced on June 22.
Prosecutors say Phillips fired at two officers in rural Keith County after fleeing a traffic stop in December. The officers fired back and wounded Phillips.
Information from: KNOP-TV, http://www.knopnews2.com
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