Man receives 2 years for slingshot assault

AP News
Posted: May 08, 2014 10:21 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 42-year-old man who fired a slingshot at Alaska State Troopers has been sentenced to two years in prison.

The Anchorage Daily News ( reports Jose Pacheco pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and was sentenced last week.

Troopers in mid-January took a 911 call reporting gun shots and people who had been hit.

At least seven troopers surrounded a house near Wasilla with Pacheco inside.

Troopers reported that after several hours, Pacheco broke out a window and fired the slingshot at officers, who at first thought they were avoiding gunshots. No one was injured.

Investigators determined Pacheco had also made the original 911 call.

Palmer Superior Court Judge Eric Smith sentenced Pacheco on Friday to five years in prison with three years suspended and three years of probation.


Information from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News,