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Shuck gets 6 years

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Charges include burglary, assault

By Lisa King

James L. Shuck of 625 Village Lane pleaded guilty recently to burglary and assault and other charges in connection with a May 8 incident with a state trooper.

Shuck, 24, was sentenced to 6 years in prison on March 15 in Shelby Circuit Court on two charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree assault on a police officer, first-degree fleeing and evading police on foot and resisting arrest.  

Shuck and the trooper, Hunter Martin, were both hospitalized after Martin twice shot Shuck with his Taser and then fired his revolver at him.

The altercation between the two happened on Village Lane after Martin stopped upon seeing what he thought could be a drug deal going down.

He took Shuck aside and got his I.D., which he ran through his computer and found that Shuck was wanted on several charges, including fourth-degree assault, first-degree criminal trespass, third-degree criminal mischief and probation violation.

When the officer tried to arrest Shuck, he allegedly attacked the trooper, who used his Taser twice to no avail. Shuck then hit the trooper in the face and broke the Taser lines.

Then Martin fired a round from his handgun, to protect himself, he said. He did not hit Shuck, who ran into an adjoining neighborhood and broke into an apartment, where he hid in the attic.

Shuck was arrested when the resident of the apartment discovered him hiding and called police.

Shuck and Martin were treated and released from Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.