Thursday, April 26, 2012
A California woman who shot at two Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers during a 2011 car chase has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.
31-year-old Piper Lacey Stout-Briese of Palmdale, California was sentenced Thursday in Sherman County District Court. Judge Scott Showalter sentenced Stout-Briese to 161 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections. The crimes occurred on January 16, 2011.
Stout-Briese was the passenger in a car driven by Anthony Patrick. While driving through Sherman County on Interstate 70, Patrick fled from police after he was lawfully stopped for a tag violation. During the chase, Stout-Briese fired a .22 caliber rifle at the two Troopers hitting their vehicles. She has remained in custody and pleaded no contest to two charges of attempted second-degree murder on April 10.
Patrick previously pleaded no contest to two counts of attempted second degree murder and is currently serving a 161-month prison sentence.