- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A former Colorado State University student who stole an ambulance from campus, fled to Loveland and punched a sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to assault and motor vehicle theft.

The Coloradoan reports (https://goo.gl/QTzOVK ) 20-year-old Stefan Sortland entered his plea Friday and was given a four-year deferred sentence. That means if he remains law abiding and follows the plea deal, he won’t face prison.

Emergency crews were treating a patient when their ambulance was stolen Nov. 2, 2014.

The ambulance was tracked to Loveland, where police say they found Sortland standing next to the rig wearing an EMT vest. Officers shot him with a stun gun when he refused their commands, and he later punched a deputy who was delivering food in the county jail.

Sortland’s attorney says his client is now on anti-psychotic medications.


Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, https://www.coloradoan.com

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