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Man faces 35 years in prison for firing shots at Milliken police officer during 2017 pursuit

Posted on 06/28/2019
John Lockhart MugshotGREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – A Weld jury returned a guilty verdict for a man accused of firing several shots at a Milliken police officer’s vehicle in 2017.

John Lockhart was convicted of one count of attempted second degree murder this week, after a judge declared a mistrial for this charge in March because the jury couldn’t reach a unanimous decision.

However, during the trial in March, the jury found him guilty of vehicle eluding.

In June of 2017, a Milliken officer attempted to pull Lockhart over for driving 115 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour speed limit zone. During the pursuit, the defendant fired three shots at the officer’s vehicle. One bullet entered the vehicles driver’s side headlight but the officer was not injured.  

Lockhart faces up to 35 years in prison. A judge will sentence him on July 30th at 10:30 a.m.