Ore. man who shot at fugitive task force sentenced
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A long-tenured Oregon federal judge sentenced a man who fired on local police and a U.S. Marshal to 15 years in prison and says he presents the most egregious case he has seen in his career.
Aldo Atunez pleaded guilty to attempting to murder a federal employee. He was sentenced on Tuesday. His sentence will run after another 15 year sentence he received in state court.
The search for Antunez began in May 2010, when he and Waylon Weaselhead were accused of firing shots while fleeing police.
The 32-year-old Atunez escaped and was inside his home on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in July 2010 when U.S. Marshals tried to serve an arrest warrant. He began shooting and they returned fire, injuring him.
No law enforcement officers were injured.