By Associated Press - Saturday, May 23, 2015

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A Butte man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for negligent homicide.

The Montana Standard reports ( that 28-year-old Lucas Virgil Hundley was driving high on methamphetamine in 2013 when he struck a 77-year-old pedestrian who later died from his injuries.

Bondsmen tried to take Hundley into custody in 2014, but he slipped out of his jacket and ran officer. Officers found him hiding in a crawl space.

Police found a baggie with meth residue inside his jacket and used a Taser to subdue him.

The sentencing says Hundley cannot be paroled until he completes a treatment program.

Hundley was also sentenced to five years in prison for assaulting a police officer and possession of dangerous drugs. That sentence will run concurrently with the homicide sentence.


Information from: The Montana Standard,

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