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West Virginia man sentenced to 5 years in DMV shooting

December 19, 2017

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to up to five years in prison for a shooting at a Division of Motor Vehicles parking lot and later leading police on a chase.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Maryland, reports 28-year-old Sierran Dontae Banks of Charles Town was sentenced Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court.

Banks pleaded guilty in October to a felony count of fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference and misdemeanor counts of brandishing a deadly weapon and fleeing from law enforcement.

Court records show no one was wounded in the DMV shooting last December that prompted a brief lockdown of the Martinsburg facility. Banks led police on a pursuit two weeks later before he surrendered.

At the time, Banks was on parole for a 2014 federal drug conviction.

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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com

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