A 38-year old Saluda man pled guilty to assaulting a state trooper who pulled him over on I-20 for suspected DUI in 2015. Chance Noah Etheredge was sentenced to 8 years in prison and 5 years probation on Tuesday, 11th Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard said in a news release.
The February 14, 2015, traffic stop ended when state trooper, Lance Cpl. Jason Snider, shot Etheredge after Etheredge pulled a handgun on him, saying “not tonight.” Etheredge, at that point, had failed several field sobriety tests, started resisting arrest, and tried to flee the scene, Hubbard said.
A 2015 SLED investigation determined that the officer-involved shooting was lawful and justified.