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Two Sentenced for Shooting at Officer

ROME, Ga. (AP) _ Two men have been given lengthy sentences for
shooting at a police officer.

A Floyd County judge sentenced 23-year-old Joshua Chance Morrow to 25 years in jail and 10 years probation yesterday after he pleaded guilty to attacking Officer Stanley Wofford. Judge Walter Matthews also gave 18-year-old Timothy Peoples 20 years in jail and 10 years probation in the August 2006 incident.

Both men pleaded guilty to the charges against them.

Morrow and Peoples told police they were planning to hijack a car at gunpoint, kill the driver and escape to Florida. But no motorists would stop for them.

Police say Wofford had stopped to make sure the two were OK when
they shot at him. The shots did not hit the officer.

Wofford now works for the Summerville Police Department.


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