An Oklahoma man will spend a year in jail after pleading guilty to attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance.
First District Judge Gordon Low sentenced Garmon Edward Blackwood, 41, to five years to life in prison but suspended the sentence on the condition that Blackwood spend one year in Box Elder County Jail. Blackwood will get credit for 131 days he has already served there.Blackwood was arrested May 2, 1987, following a high-speed chase. He was driving a semitrailer-truck when he was involved in an accident in Roy. He was pursued by law officers to Brigham City where he ran a roadblock. He continued on to Honeyville where he hit a police car. He then turned around and went back to Brigham City.
He was finally stopped when the tires on his vehicle were shot out by police officers.
Blackwood also was ordered to complete a drug and alcohol program in Texas.