- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 38-year-old man has been found guilty in the shooting of a Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputy in March 2013.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/1X9eJGk ) reports Jason Perez was found guilty Monday on several charges including attempted first-degree murder and two counts of burglary in the shooting of deputy Lucas Powell.

According to officers, officers tried to stop Perez and Clara Crosser, who were weaving in and out of traffic, and a chase through three counties ensued. The pursuit ended when Powell confronted the two on a farm outside of Potwin.

Police say Crosser shot the deputy in the right eye, while Perez fired multiple shots at the officer but missed. Crosser was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.

Perez is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 13.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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