By VANDANA SINHA
A Waynesboro, Pa., man on Thursday pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 1996 incident in which he was wounded by one of eight shots fired by Smithsburg Police Chief Tom Bowers.
Richard Sheffler, 30, pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree assault, driving while intoxicated and fleeing and eluding the police.
He was sentenced to five years on the charges, with all but 18 months of the sentence suspended.
As part of his sentence, Sheffler, of the 300 block of West Sixth Street, also must go through the Jail Substance Abuse Program.
Upon release from the center, Sheffler will be placed on two years of unsupervised probation.
The remaining seven charges against him, which included first-degree assault, malicious destruction of property totaling more than $300, three counts of speeding and two counts of reckless and negligent driving, were dropped.