SALT LAKE CITY — A prison escapee who shot at law enforcement officers during a pursuit in northeastern Utah was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison.

The Deseret News reports 28-year-old Jarvis Charlie Cuch was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to assault on a federal officer and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

Police attempted to stop Cuch for speeding as he was driving outside Vernal in December 2016.

Cuch fired two shots from a handgun out of his vehicle window during the pursuit.

Cuch had been convicted of a firearms charge in 2015, and he was transferred to a halfway house the next year.

Cuch had left the halfway house without permission months before the pursuit, so authorities considered him as an escapee.

Information from: Deseret News,

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