Man in Vancouver standoff gets 9 months

first_imgA Vancouver man was sentenced Thursday to nine months in jail in connection with an assault on family members and subsequent 15-hour standoff with police on Oct. 17. During the incident, he held his 7-year-old grandson inside the garage at his home.In an agreement with prosecutors, Michael D. Wright Sr., 46, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court on Thursday to third-degree assault, two counts of unlawful imprisonment, obstructing a law enforcement officer and fourth-degree assault domestic violence.In exchange, Deputy Prosecutor John Farra dismissed several other charges. If Wright had been convicted of the original charges at trial, he would have faced up to seven years in prison, said Wright’s attorney, Jeff Barrar.Farra said the Oct. 17 confrontation between Wright and his family — and later between Wright and police — was prompted by allegations that someone had sexually abused children in his family.“The defendant felt that wasn’t being properly addressed,” Farra told Judge Scott Collier.“The state took all of this into consideration in how we resolved this case,” Farra added.In addition to jail time, Wright is required to undergo mental health and anger control treatment. Collier said that until Wright finishes his jail sentence and enrolls and participates in those treatment programs, he will not be allowed to see his wife, who was assaulted during the confrontation.last_img

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