Kansas man gets 62 years for shooting at trooper

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) -- A Lyons man faces more than six decades in prison for trying to kill a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper.

The Salina Journal reports Jason M. Gleason was sentenced Friday to about 62 years in prison. He was convicted in August of attempted first-degree murder and other charges.

Gleason was in an SUV in October 2012 when Trooper Ryan Wolting started pursuing him because the SUV matched one from a recent bank robbery. Witnesses said Gleason shot at Wolting as the trooper returned fire.

Gleasons's attorney, C. Richard Comfort, said Wolting wasn't hit by a bullet and asked the judge to depart from sentencing guidelines because they'd result in an "absurd, irresponsible and unjust conclusion."

Prosecutors said Gleason shouldn't get special consideration just because he didn't kill Wolting.

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