Man gets 202 years jail after running over foot of police officerBy Mason White 6:08 PM February 26, 2013
By: Sarah Weiss
A man was arrested, charged and convicted after running over the foot of a police officer among other crimes, according to court proceedings in Colorado.
Now, the Thornton, Colorado, man has been sentenced to 202 years in prison for leading police on two separate high-speed chases, rammed a police car head-on and trying to run over an officer.
Andrew Terry, 37, was convicted in last year of attempted first-degree murder, assault and eluding vehicles among other crimes, according to the Adams County Office of the District Attorney.
Terry, who turned out to be a habitual offender, was sentenced Friday.
Terry was spotted trying to break into a vehicle in a parking lot near West 88th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. He fled and led police on a high-speed chase, rammed a police car in order to escape, according to a press release.
Eleven days later, Terry was confronted by a police officer in a Thornton parking lot on 128th East Avenue and there was a scuffle. Terry injured the officer, hitting his hand in a closing car door and running over the officer’s foot while driving off.
Several police agencies pursued Terry, who led them in a “dangerous high-speed chase” through Thornton, Commerce City and Adams County.
Terry’s vehicle was immobilized during the chase, but he continued to drive, trying to run over an officer during his flight. His vehicle was finally stopped on Interstate 76 and deputies arrested Terry.
He was sentenced Friday by Adams County District Court Judge Thomas Ensor, to 202 years behind bars.