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January 31, 2014

Kansas man sentenced for trying to run down trooper

A Leavenworth County judge sentenced a McLouth, Kan., man to 45 months in prison for trying to run down a Kansas state trooper.

A Leavenworth County judge sentenced a McLouth, Kan., man to 45 months in prison for trying to run down a Kansas state trooper.

A jury in December found Kevin Reed, 34, guilty of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and obstructing the officer’s official duty.

According to the Leavenworth County prosecutor, the trooper tried to stop a vehicle last May but the female driver sped away. The officer later found the vehicle behind a barn with Reed at the wheel.

Though the trooper ordered Reed out of the car at gunpoint, Reed drove straight at him.

The judge also sentenced Reed to 29 months for a second incident in which Reed battered his girlfriend and tried to run over her father.

Mark Morris, mmorris@kcstar.com

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