October 21, 2014
ELY, Nev. (AP) - Two brothers from Washington state have been
sentenced to at least eight years in Nevada prison for shooting at
a sheriff's sergeant in rural White Pine County.
Seventh Judicial District Judge Steve Dobrescu (doh-BRES'-cue) in Ely (EE'-lee) sentenced 19-year-old Jesse Robert Spitzer of Sultan, Wash., and 24-year-old James Robert Spitzer of Everett, Wash., on July 11.
The Ely Times reports both men previously pleaded guilty to reduced felony charges of attempted murder with a deadly weapon and burglary.
White Pine County District Attorney Kelly Brown told the judge the Sept. 9 shooting came while the Spitzer brothers were fleeing criminal charges in their home state.
Sheriff's Sgt. Todd Fincher escaped injury when shots were fired at his patrol car during a traffic stop following a burglary report in rural Preston.