CINCINNATI (AP) – A man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for charges related to shooting a police dog and firing at police officers.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports 28-year-old Tyler Jones apologized Wednesday after pleading guilty to felonious assault and assaulting a police dog in a Cincinnati courtroom.
Jones was paralyzed after being shot by police in Springfield Township, about 15 miles north of Cincinnati, last June.
Court documents show Jones led police on a chase after officers tried to pull him over for a lane violation. Jones fled on foot after his car was disabled by stop sticks, shot the dog in the shoulder and fired a round at four officers, who weren’t injured. The German shepherd made a full recovery.
Jones’ attorney declined to comment.