Prison for man who shot arrows at Big Rapids officers

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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Big Rapids man who authorities say ambushed a pair of police officers with a bow and arrow is headed to a state prison.

Wesley Snyder was sentenced on Monday to between 12 and 15 years behind bars.

In January 2015, Snyder shot arrows at two Big Rapids Department of Public Safety officers who had gone to his apartment complex to talk about an assault in which he was a suspect. Neither officer was shot, but one of them was injured when he fell down a flight of stairs during the ensuing struggle with Snyder.

Snyder pleaded guilty but mentally ill to two counts of assault with intent to murder in March. Under the terms of a plea agreement, 10 more felony charges against him were dropped.

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