Wyoming Man Sentenced for 2014 Domestic Disturbance

By: Victor

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man will spend between two and four years in prison after pleading no contest to violent domestic disturbance.

The Rawlins Times reports that Ryan Simmons was shot and wounded by a Saratoga police officer during the April 2014 disturbance. Authorities say he held a knife to his mother’s throat and pushed his father to the floor.

Saratoga Police officer George Phillips says he shot Simmons twice in the chest when the man refused to drop a 10-inch survival knife and moved toward Phillips.

Simmons pleaded no contest to the charge of interference with a peace officer last November.

During the Tuesday sentencing, Simmons apologized to the court for his actions.

The court also ordered him to complete intensive drug and alcohol treatment.