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The Latest: Man gets 35 years for plowing car into officers

June 4, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing for a man who pleaded guilty to 12 felony charges for deliberately plowing a car into three Phoenix police officers (all times local):

12:27 p.m.

A man who deliberately plowed a car into three Phoenix police officers two years ago outside a convenience store was sentenced to 35 years in prison for his convictions for attempted murder and other charges.

Marc Laquon Payne had faced 10 to 54 years in prison for the September 2016 attack that left an officer with a broken leg, another with a concussion, and a third officer with minor injuries

The attack came during an especially violent year for police officers nationwide, including separate deadly attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Authorities say Payne sped across the store’s parking lot where the officers who were there on another call were standing and slammed into the group.

10:20 p.m.

Sentencing is scheduled Tuesday for a man who pleaded guilty to 12 felony charges, including three counts of attempted murder, for deliberately plowing a car into three Phoenix police officers two years ago outside a convenience store.

Marc Laquon Payne faces 10 to 54 years in prison for the September 2016 attack that left an officer with a broken leg, another with a concussion, and a third officer with minor injuries

The attack came during an especially violent year for police officers nationwide, including separate deadly attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Authorities say Payne sped across the store’s parking lot where the officers who were there on another call were standing and slammed into the group.

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