Daleville man gets 6 months for attempted murder

OZARK, Ala. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a Daleville man to six months in jail on his conviction of attempted murder for grabbing an officer's gun and firing two shots during a confrontation.

Dale County Circuit Judge P.B. McLauchlin said "extenuating circumstances" caused him to give 33-year-old Laymond Reynolds a sentence less than half of the state's recommended guideline of 20 years to life in prison.

McLauchlin also sentenced Reynolds to 24 months in community corrections and five years probation.

Reynolds was convicted last month of pulling Ozark Officer Billy Driggers' gun from his holster during a traffic stop in 2006.

According to testimony, neither of the two shots fired hit Driggers, who may have used excessive force.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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