Man who assaulted deputy during escape gets up to 113 years

WAHOO, Neb. (AP) — A man who attacked a sheriff’s deputy during an escape in eastern Nebraska has been given up to 113 years in prison.

Saunders County District Court records say 38-year-old Eric Scott was sentenced Wednesday. He’d pleaded no contest to charges of escape, assault on an officer, theft and use of a weapon.

Officials say Scott was being driven to court in Fremont Sept. 20, 2017, by a Dodge County sheriff’s deputy in an unmarked government car when he slipped his handcuffs and used his leg-iron chain to choke the deputy. Scott gained control of the car in Saunders County, forcing out the deputy.

Scott was arrested the next day after he was found walking near the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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