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Wyoming man who threatened deputies in February sentenced

Last week, a 27-year-old Wyoming man who threatened two Summit County Sheriff’s deputies during a pursuit in Henefer in February was given an indeterminate sentence of one to 15 years in prison.

Jarred Keith York, 27, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, pleaded guilty in the 3rd District Court of Summit County to charges of assault against a peace officer, which is a second-degree felony, and failing to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer, a class A misdemeanor, according to court documents. Assaulting an officer, which is the most serious charge, is punishable by a prison sentence of between one and 15 years and a $10,000 fine upon conviction.

York was sentenced to an indeterminate term of not less than one year and no more than 15 years in the Utah State Prison and ordered to pay $12,500 in fines. The court suspended the prison term and fines. The court instead imposed a sentence of 270 days in the Summit County Jail, with credit given for 116 days already served. York will be placed on supervised probation for three years immediately upon his release.

He was originally charged with two felony counts of assaulting a peace officer, violating a protective order and failing to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer.

Summit County deputies took York into custody on Feb. 6 following a standoff with deputies in Henefer near the Weber River. York and his passenger initiated the pursuit after fleeing during a traffic stop in Morgan County.

As previously reported in The Park Record when deputies found York near the Weber River, he pulled out a pellet gun and pointed it at two deputies to "appear dangerous." Each of the deputies fired one shot at York. Neither hit him.

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When Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez encountered the suspect, York dropped to his knees and performed the sign of the cross before pointing the gun at himself and threatening suicide.

After more than 10 minutes, Martinez was able to negotiate with York to drop the gun and surrender.

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