Darren Aldridge sentenced to 29 years in prison after shooting at police during standoff

Posted at 9:26 AM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 12:26:06-04

Darren Aldridge has been sentenced to 29 years in prison after he fired at police officers and engaged in an hours long standoff in September 2015.

The California Highway Patrol had arrived at Aldridge's house on Mignonette Street to serve a warrant. Aldridge fired a shot at police before staging a five hour standoff. Aldridge eventually surrendered peacefully.

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Aldridge faced 31 charges but took a plea deal for three, assault with a firearm on a peace officer, shooting at an occupied vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Aldridge had been arrested 17 times since 1988.

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