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Spearfish man sentenced for Belle Fourche shooting in 2016

September 7, 2018

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) — A Spearfish man has been sentenced to three years of probation for a shooting in Belle Fourche two years ago stemming from an apparent romantic dispute.

The Black Hills Pioneer reports 34-year-old Clayton Maynard pleaded guilty but mentally ill to charges of discharge of a firearm at a motor vehicle and aggravated assault.

Authorities say Maynard rammed a vehicle Sept. 20, 2016, then fired five shots into the vehicle. He was arrested after a pursuit. No one was hurt.

Maynard entered Alford pleas, meaning he doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges there’s enough evidence to convict him. The court treats it like a guilty plea. He was given credit for about eight months spent in jail.

Maynard earlier was given four months in jail and three years of probation for the pursuit.


Information from: Black Hills Pioneer, http://www.bhpioneer.com

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