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Correction: Shootout Sentence story

April 10, 2018

CALEDONIA, Minn. (AP) — In a story April 9 about sentencing for a man who shot at La Crescent police officers in July 2017, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the man’s co-defendant had pleaded not guilty to first-degree premeditated murder. The co-defendant, Wyatt Helfrich, pleaded not guilty to first-degree attempted premeditated murder.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Man who shot at La Crescent police officers sentenced

A Kellogg man who shot at La Crescent police officers and then led law enforcement on a high-speed chase in July 2017 has been sentenced to 13 years in prison

CALEDONIA, Minn. (AP) — A Kellogg man who shot at La Crescent police officers and then led law enforcement on a high-speed chase has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Authorities say William Wallraff and another man shot at officers near a convenience store in Houston County in July 2017 and continued shooting during the chase that ensued. Officers returned fire. No one was hurt.

The Post-Bulletin of Rochester reports that Wallraff reached a deal under which he pleaded guilty to charges of assault and use of deadly force against a peace officer. Numerous other charges were dismissed.

He was sentenced in late March and received credit for more than 200 days already served.

Co-defendant Wyatt Helfrich has pleaded not guilty to 15 charges including first-degree attempted premeditated murder.

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