2011 News Releases

California man sentenced to prison on two attempted homicide charges

Release Date: Aug 23, 2011

GOODLAND – (August 23, 2011) – A California man has been sentenced to 13 ½ years in prison for his role earlier this year in an Interstate 70 chase that involved shots fired at Kansas Highway Patrol troopers, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

Anthony Douglas Patrick, age 31, of Lancaster, Calif., pled no contest in late July to two counts of attempted second-degree homicide. Yesterday, Sherman County District Judge Scott Showalter sentenced Patrick to a total prison term of 161 months for the two crimes.

The State alleged that on January 16, Patrick was driving a vehicle at milepost 7 on I-70 near Goodland while his passenger, Piper Lacey Stout-Briese, shot at Kansas Highway Patrol troopers. The troopers were not hit, but bullets struck two of the troopers’ vehicles. The attorney general also is pursuing criminal charges against Stout-Briese, and that case is still pending.

Both cases are being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Nicole Romine from Schmidt’s office.

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