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Man Gets 5 Years for Trying to Run Down Cop

Associated Press

April 15, 2010

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) ― A Carroll County judge has sentenced a 38-year-old Westminster man to five years in prison for trying to run down a woman and a police officer trying to help her.

Gary Wolfe was convicted Wednesday of two counts of first-degree assault and sentenced to 20 years with all but five years suspended.

Prosecutors say Taneytown (TAW’-nee-town) police Cpl. Brian Jestes found Sarah Henry lying in the road on July 8, 2009, and as he helped her, he saw a car driving quickly toward them.

Jestes ordered the driver to stop, then fired three shots, striking Wolfe in the arm. Taneytown police say a state police investigation cleared Jestes of any wrongdoing.

Wolfe’s attorney argued that her client’s loud music prevented him from hearing the officer’s commands. She says Wolfe had been drinking heavily and didn’t remember much of what happened.


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    skascooter007

    over 4 years ago

    2010 Comments

    Bad Judge, 20 to life nothing more nothing less.

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    matsnap

    over 4 years ago

    482 Comments

    He was trying to kill a Police Officer. I think this A-Hole should have gotten more time. I'm glad that the officer and woman are safe.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11190 Comments

    POS is real lucky he's alive to serve his sentence, which never should have had any time suspended.

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    wildsoldier

    over 4 years ago

    1246 Comments

    This POS should have got more....

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    42172 Comments

    This guy should have been convicted of attempted murder on a LEO and sent away for a long time.

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    dino98

    over 4 years ago

    674 Comments

    I didn't realize loud music caused blindness. I'm glad he's bad aim with a car.

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    1Tinman

    over 4 years ago

    616 Comments

    Well, that makes sense... take off 5 yrs for each round fired and just forget about the heavy drinking. Sure... I get that... Wait! Since a round hit him, they should just call it even! Yeah, that's the ticket! WTH

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    bluebrother

    over 4 years ago

    774 Comments

    Cut the crap on his defence, he knew eactly what he was doing. Thank you Judge for having the fortitude and stickability to give this low life some time. He should have got hard labor painting jails, courhouses, and doing the highway cleanup think for 20 plus. Glad the officer and the woman are ok Give the officer more time to go to the range and improve his point of aim.

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