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Man who pointed gun at police gets 12 years

Thursday - 10/3/2013, 7:27am  ET

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- A man who was shot several times after he pointed a gun at two police officers has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Forty-six- year-old James Jardina of Myersville attended a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court in a wheelchair. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports (http://bit.ly/1fKi23J) that he has undergone 13 surgeries for injuries sustained when officers shot him.

Prosecutors say Jardina pointed a handgun at a Washington County Sheriff's deputy and a Natural Resources Police officer in June 2012 near a park-and-ride lot. Authorities say police had been looking for Jardina after his wife reported that he was contemplating suicide.

Jardina pleaded guilty to first-degree assault.

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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com


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