A Wichita felon imprisoned for the attempted murder of a local police officer in 2013 was sentenced Monday to five years and three months in federal prison on a firearms violation.
Aaron M. Belcher, 33, will serve the sentence consecutive to the 140-month prison term he earned for firing at Wichita police chasing him from a burglary scene on Jan. 13, 2013, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Belcher pleaded guilty in the federal case to one count of unlawful possession of ammunition after a felony conviction. In his plea, Belcher admitted to fleeing from Wichita police who tried to pull him over in a stolen Corvette on Oct. 29, 2012. He was captured after he pulled into a driveway of a Haysville home and was wrestled to the ground by the homeowner, Grissom said.
The ammunition that prompted the possession charge was found in the stolen Corvette, Grissom said.
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Belcher pleaded guilty to attempted murder and other charges in the 2013 police shooting in November, according to Sedgwick County District Court records.
He was sentenced in January.