Cottonwood Man Gets 145 Years For Shooting At Federal Officers

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Jack Witt Voris, 47, of Cottonwood, Ariz., was sentenced to 1,750 months’ imprisonment after being found guilty of six counts of assault on a federal officer and weapons offenses by a federal jury in Tucson on Feb. 15, 2018.

The evidence at trial showed that on Oct. 28, 2016, law enforcement agents arrived at a Tucson hotel to serve an arrest warrant on Voris, who was armed with a handgun. Voris shot at the officers, but missed.

After a five-hour standoff with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Voris eventually surrendered to law enforcement.