Man Who Shot At Battle Creek Police Officers Following Chase Sentenced
Sentencing took place yesterday for a Battle Creek man who got into a shootout with police.
The Battle Creek Enquirer says that 48-year-old Trent Davis was sentenced to between 52 and 77 years in prison on charges of assault with intent to murder and felony firearm; he will also serve between 6 and 10 years in prison on other charges concurrently.
He was convicted by jury in October, following his arrest in July 2017.
Police had attempted to pull Davis over after he reportedly broke into his girlfriend’s home in Marshall and stole two guns, but he sped off instead. After a chase, he eventually crashed at the intersection of Van Buren and Elm Streets in Battle Creek, and got out of the vehicle firing shots at the officers; he struck a patrol car but didn’t injure the officers, while he himself was shot in the arm and buttocks.
Davis testified he had been trying to get killed by the police.