Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wichita man who tried to run from police gets 5+ years in federal prison

U.S. Department of Justice

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 63 months in federal prison for a firearm violation, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Aaron M. Belcher, 33, Wichita, Kan., already is serving time in state prison for a 2013 case in which he shot at police who were chasing him from the scene of a burglary. He will serve the federal consecutively to the sentence in the state case.

In the federal case, Belcher pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of ammunition following a felony conviction. In his plea, he admitted that on Oct. 29, 2012, he was driving a stolen Corvette when a Wichita police officer tried to pull him over.

After a high speed chase, he pulled into a driveway of a home in the 100 block of Alexander in Haysville. When the owner of the home heard police sirens, he confronted Belcher. The home owner wrestled Belcher to the ground and held him until police arrived. Police found the ammunition in the stolen car.

Grissom commended the Wichita Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Treaster for their work on the case.