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South Dakota man to spend 8 years in prison for threatening police officers


CHAMBERLAIN, South Dakota — A Chamberlain man who has admitted to threatening police officers will spend eight years in prison.

Gregory Weir was handed a 25-years sentence with 17 years suspended on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in July to aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer.

The charge stems from a May 1 incident, when authorities say a Chamberlain woman called police because Weir had entered her mobile home, was drunk and had a gun. Records show he told the woman he would shoot police officers if they showed up.

When officers arrived, Weir fired a shot in an unknown direction. Police later searched the home and found a discharged firearm near the front door.

Weir's attorney Theresa Maule Rossow tells KELO-TV ( ) she believes the sentence gives her client "hope" while recognizing the "hard job" of law enforcement officers.

Information from: KELO-TV,

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