Target of 2017 pursuit ordered to prison

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OMAHA, Neb. -- Shane Kildow has been sentenced to six to eight years in prison in connection with a pursuit near Valley in February 2017 in which shots were fired at a state trooper.

Kildow was sentenced Wednesday to four to five years for Attempted Assault on an Officer. In addition, he was sentenced to two to three years on a weapons charge. Those sentences are to run one after the other. He was also sentenced to one to two years for theft. That sentence is to run concurrently.

The incident happened on February 21, 2017. A trooper initiated a pursuit of a car on Highway 275 after clocking the vehicle at 93 miles-per-hour in a 65 zone.

The trooper later testified in court that he heard several gunshots and saw muzzle flashes coming from the chase vehicle.

The trooper ran the plates and the vehicle came back stolen out of Omaha.

Authorities said the trooper tried to stop the car but the suspect fled and fired several shots. Neither the trooper nor his patrol car were hit.

The chase vehicle went through a field as the driver tried to shake the pursuit but eventually returned to the road and crashed near Reichmuth Circle and Fort Circle on the southwest edge of Valley. The suspect, later identified as Kildow, then ran from officers, jumping a fence near a Menard's Supply Yard.

OPD's Able One helicopter and a K9 unit were able to track him down. He was taken into custody and treated for bite wounds.