Walmart shooter sentenced to prison

Stacy "Rob" Willis, 37, accused of shooting at an occupied vehicle in the parking lot of the North Logan Walmart, Sunday afternoon.

LOGAN — A 37-year-old Richmond man who shot at a couple in the North Logan Walmart parking lot has been sentenced to one to 15-years in prison.

Stacy “Rob” Willis appeared in 1st District Monday afternoon after previously pleading guilty in July.

Judge Kevin Allen told Willis that prison was warranted considering the impulsive nature of the crime and the level of violence he showed.

Defense attorney Bryan Galloway had asked the court to sentence Willis to the Cache County Jail so that he could be closer to his family.

State attorney Spencer Walsh said Willis had an extensive criminal history with multiple felony convictions.

On July 6, Willis shot at Doug Saunders and his wife after a confrontation in the North Logan Walmart parking lot.

At the time of the shooting, Saunders told police that Willis pulled up alongside his black Ford F-350 truck and demanded money. As he tried to pull away, Willis followed him so Saunders put his truck in reverse and rammed Willis’ dark green S-10 pickup to try and disable it.

As Saunders tried to drive away, Willis shot at the truck with a 9mm handgun three times, one shot entering the back window and exciting the front windshield.

Willis’ was later arrested at his home in Richmond. His truck was found in Smithfield, near Sky View High School.

During Monday’s sentencing, Willis told the court he fully accepted his actions and could have responded differently. He said Saunders had previously made threats against his wife.

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