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 (http://bit.ly/1ESXByG ) she believes the sentence gives her client "hope" while recognizing the "hard job" of law enforcement officers.
Information from: KELO-TV, http://www.keloland.com