A Boise man who shot at three Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputies in March has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, the sheriff’s office said Thursday.
Fourth District Judge Richard Greenwood on Wednesday imposed three 10-year sentences, each for a felony count of assault or battery on law enforcement personnel. The first two prison terms are consecutive while the third will run concurrently.
Robert Coy, Bryan’s father, was wanted on a $10,000 warrant for falsifying a public document, according to a list of warrants on the sheriff’s website.
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When he resisted arrest on March 28, his son Bryan fired a pistol at officers at around 12:45 p.m. in the 9900 block of West Granger Avenue in Boise. Deputies were at the home specifically to serve the warrant and arrest the elder Coy, according to the sheriff’s office.
Bryan Coy was taken to the hospital after being struck by a deputy’s gunfire. He pleaded guilty to all three charges in June.
The three officers who fired at Coy are all members of the Anti-Crime Team In Our Neighborhoods: Sgt. Pat Schneider, who has been with the Ada County Sheriff’s Office for 17 years; Deputy Ryan Donelson, who has been with the agency for 12 years; and Deputy Terry Lakey, who has been with the agency for 11 years.
The deputies were cleared of any wrongdoing earlier in August by Blaine County Prosecutor Jim Thomas.
“Their actions were clearly reasonably necessary in reaction to the imminent deadly threat when Bryan Coy pointed a semi-automatic handgun equipped with a homemade silencer on the end of the barrel at the deputies and discharged a 9mm round towards them, missing one of the deputies by inches,” Thomas said in a letter sent to Ada County Prosecutor Jan Bennetts earlier this month.
Michael Katz: 208-377-6444, @MichaelLKatz