Andrew Terry gets 202 year habitual-criminal jolt after drunkenly running over officer's foot


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The 9700 block of Steele Street, where Terry was captured.
What followed was another high-speed chase, this time through portions of Thornton and Commerce City. Along the way, Terry's truck was briefly immobilized near I-76 and 96th Avenue, but he got it going again and aimed it at a Commerce City cop positioned near an interstate entrance ramp.

Fortunately, the officer managed to get out of the way in time, and even fired off a shot that missed its target. However, Terry was captured a short time later at the 9700 block of Steele Street by a member of the Colorado State Patrol, one of several agencies that participated in the bust. The chase was also captured on video by the Denver Police Department's helicopter unit.

For these actions, Terry was found guilty by an Adams County jury this past October of attempted first-degree murder, second-degree assault, criminal trespass, third-degree assault, vehicular eluding and criminal mischief. (Chambers was still in office at the time.) And last week, he received that 202 year sentence whose heftiness can be attributed in part to the habitual criminal multiplier.

Look below to see a larger version of Terry's booking photo, followed by a graphic depicting habitual criminal filings for 2010 and the first half of 2011.

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Andrew Terry.

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More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Andrew Terry gets murder charge after crushing Thornton cop's foot, trying to run down officer."



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coloblizzard
coloblizzard

I'ev got to agree with JimTom on this one.  Is this the appropriate use for the habitual criminal sentencing?  High speed chases, head-on into a police car, and injuring an officer.  And since it's the third felony conviction, there's more reason to look at him as a candidate for the "big bitch."

And your bias is showing.  Do some research.  It was an Adams County case, in Westminster and Thornton, so Carol Chambers had exactly ZERO input into this case.  It was Don Quick in office at the time, and he made the right call to pursue the habitual sentence.  So before trying to make this Carol Chambers "fault", make sure you have your facts straight.  She can't be blamed for this guy being sentenced to 212 years (nor apparently can the defendant based on some of the comments)....

Chris Estus
Chris Estus

Exactly where his stupid ass should be. If you are stupid enough to get convicted of 3 felonies we don't need your dumb ass in society.

JimTom
JimTom

First off Westword he didn't get 212 years for running over the cops foot. He got 212 for a life long history of felony offenses. He has proven twice through high speed chases that he has no respect for the law or other peoples safety. Who out there really wants this piece of shit on the steeets? Donkey maybe you will take him in and foster him? He is exactly where he belongs.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I bet life will be WAY different once he's been released in a cpl of hundred years ..

What will be the cost of fuel and I don't know, how many more generations of Mannings will have won championships ? Will Pete Rose be in baseballs' HOF ?

Josh Bradley
Josh Bradley

Sounds legit to me. Repeated proven disregard for anyone around him and trying to injure/kill police officers. Sounds like rehab is what he needs a chance at...not.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

D.A.'s in ALL counties across the nation use the 'Big Bitch' ( Habitual Criminal) as a way to bully and threaten the accused into plea agreements . The pleas save the county's millions .

Chambers is INSANE w/ power and thousands have received sentences far surpassing the sentencing norms from ALL remaining Colorado counties .  


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@coloblizzard ... never dawned on a pea-brain like you that the Draconian Sentences a perp may be facing influence the level of desperation and/or violence they employ in an attempt to avoid those extreme sentences, eh numbnuts?

Make speeding or DUI punishable by 100 years in prison -- or even 20 --  and see how many suspects surrender peacefully when the red lights pop in the rear view mirror.

Fucking retard Americunts think sending more people to prison for longer sentences is the answer to anything.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Chris Estus  ... Chris Bartkowicz was stupid enough to get convicted of 3 separate felonies.

How many CENTURIES in prison should he have received?


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Josh Bradley ... sounds like a candidate for the U$ Military Murder Machine.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Juan_Leg ... she makes the Ayatollahs seem downright liberal by comparison.

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