- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) - A 41-year-old Blount County man who fired on a law enforcement helicopter last year has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

District Attorney Pamela Casey said Wednesday Richard Clark pleaded guilty to attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping, one count of shooting into an occupied aircraft and one count of shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Al.com reports (https://bit.ly/2dQLhDl ) the incident happened in September 2015 when sheriff’s deputies were called to the Susan Moore community on a report of someone firing a gun. When lawmen arrived on the scene, they were met with gunfire. Five people in the house with Clark managed to escape.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s tactical and aviation teams were called to the scene to assist deputies. Clark also fired rounds at the aviation team.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, https://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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