Crime & Courts

Felon gets federal prison term on firearms violation

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.

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.

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