23 years for man who took Clark County patrol car

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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A man who tried to take a Clark County sheriff's deputy patrol car was sentenced in Vancouver to 23 years in prison.

Raymond Hall was accused of trying to run down the deputy in the incident last December in Hazel Dell. He was convicted in April of assault and sentenced Wednesday after a plea deal that avoids further prosecution in Multnomah County, Ore., where he faced identity theft charges.

His lawyer told The Columbian (http://bit.ly/rb5C2O) Hall agreed not to appeal the assault conviction.

Hall apologized to the deputy at the sentencing and blamed his behavior that night on drugs. After Hall's truck was pulled over, he jumped in the patrol car and tried to drive away. He was shot and grazed by the deputy.

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Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com