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A Newhall man was sentenced Tuesday to eight years and eight months in state prison for ramming a sheriff’s patrol car with a stolen pickup truck and then driving toward the deputy a second time.

Jesse Alan Tucker was convicted in May of assault on a peace officer, resisting an executive officer and fleeing from a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle while driving recklessly.

He was also found guilty of two counts of driving or taking a vehicle without consent after a prior conviction, along with a misdemeanor count of vandalism with under $400 damage.

Tucker, 31, drove a stolen F-150 truck into a patrol car on Feb. 2, 2015, while he was being chased, then reversed the truck down an access road and aimed it at the deputy a second time, according to Deputy District Attorney Ryan Tracy.

The deputy fired one round that struck the truck’s passenger window before the vehicle crashed into a small retaining wall. Tucker fled on foot and was arrested late that night.

Less than a week earlier, Tucker had evaded two sheriff’s deputies as he drove through William S. Hart Park, causing property damage, Tracy said.

–City News Service 

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