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Man who fled, shot at deputies, sentenced to 20 years in prison


March 28, 2017

Brian Eller

Brian Eugene Eller, 40, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on March 21 in Linn County Circuit Court.

Eller pleaded no contest and was convicted of the following: two charges of attempted aggravated murder with a firearm, attempt to elude, recklessly endangering another person, and three charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The attempted aggravated murder with a firearm and fleeing or attempting to elude stem from a March 25, 2016 incident in which Eller and his wife Kimberly Eller led Linn County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase that ended in a field near the corner...

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