- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A northern Kentucky man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for stabbing his mother and shooting a police K-9 last year.

Media outlets report that 35-year-old Daleon Rice of Covington was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in Kenton County court to attempted murder, first-degree assault and assault on a police service animal.

Rice admitted in court to stabbing his mother in the head during a domestic dispute in April. When a Covington police officer tried to arrest Rice three days after the attack, the man opened fire on the officer and his K-9 partner, injuring the service dog. Rice escaped, but was found later that evening following a five-hour manhunt.

Rice will be eligible for parole after 20 years.

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