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NM speed SUV shooter pleads guilty

SANTA FE (AP) — A New Mexico man who is accused of shooting up a parked Santa Fe police speed-enforcement SUV has pleaded guilty.

KOAT-TV reports that Scott Powell pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal damage to property, resisting an officer and careless driving.

The 64-year-old was sentenced to 18 months unsupervised probation and ordered to pay $4,200 to fix the SUV, which Powell’s attorney said he already did.

A video camera in the SUV captured Powell shooting the police SUV in April 2012. He led officers on a chase but was eventually arrested after a standoff with a SWAT team.

Powell’s attorney said his client is now at an out-of-state therapy care center where he continues to get help for various mental and physical ailments, including cancer.


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