Sioux Falls, Harrisburg men get prison for Nebraska shootingMINDEN, Neb. (AP) — Two South Dakota men accused of shooting at a Nebraska state trooper have been sentenced to prison.
MINDEN, Neb. (AP) — Two South Dakota men accused of shooting at a Nebraska state trooper have been sentenced to prison.
Authorities say 22-year-old Aleksandr Voznyuk, of Sioux Falls and 19-year-old Petr Strizheus, of Harrisburg had fired at the trooper during a Kearney County vehicle chase in January. The officer was not hurt, but his cruiser was hit once.
The Kearney Hub reports both men made deals with prosecutors. Both pleaded no contest to unlawful discharge of a firearm and to attempted first-degree assault on an officer. Strizheus also pleaded no contest to operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest. Voznyuk pleaded no contest to a weapons charge.
Strizheus was given 15 to 30 years in prison. Voznyuk was given 15 to 45 years.