Aug 14, 2019 1:22 PM

Man already sentenced in Iowa also gets Nebraska prison time

Posted Aug 14, 2019 1:22 PM

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) - A man already sentenced to prison for firing at an Iowa sheriff's deputy during a chase has been given Nebraska prison time as well.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that 29-year-old William Stanfill III was sentenced Tuesday at the Sarpy County Courthouse in Papillion to 30 to 45 years. He'd pleaded guilty in June to attempted assault of an officer and other crimes. Prosecutors dropped nine other charges in exchange.

Authorities say Stanfill fired at a man who'd chased Stanfill after Stanfill sped through the man's Bellevue neighborhood on April 24 last year.

Authorities say Stanfill later wounded a man picking up mail just south of Bellevue and the next day shot at officers looking for Stanfill's car.

Authorities say Stanfill and a woman crashed into a southwest Iowa river later that day while being chased. He was sentenced to 30 years for his Iowa crimes.

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Aug 14, 2019 1:22 PM
Motorcyclist dies in multivehicle Sarpy County accident

LA PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a motorcyclist died after a four-vehicle accident in eastern Nebraska's Sarpy County.

The accident occurred at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday on the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 75, a few hundred yards south of U.S. Highway 34. The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office says the motorcycle hit a minivan, which triggered a secondary accident between a work van and a pickup truck that were trailing the motorcycle and minivan.

The sheriff's office says the motorcyclist died at the scene. The driver and passengers in the pickup were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The work van and minivan drivers were taken to a hospital as precautions.

The names of those involved haven't been released.