Man accused of intentionally shooting himself sentenced to prison

LOGAN — A 31-year-old man who previously shot himself in the arm, prompting a neighborhood lock-down in October 2015, was sentenced to prison.

Jose L. Almaguer appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon, after previously pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony and 16 other misdemeanors.

Judge Kevin Allen sentenced Almaguer to up to five-years. Just before, defense attorney Bryan Galloway told the court how the defendant was a victim of a methamphetamine addiction.

On October 20, police found Almaguer hiding behind a home near 1394 N. 290 W. He had what appeared to be a small caliber gunshot wound to his right wrist. He was hospitalized and later arrested.

The search for Almaguer started after a woman called police reporting he had showed up at her home saying he shot himself. Police set up a perimeter around the neighborhood and placed several nearby schools on lock-down until he was found.

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