Diesterhaft sentenced day after officers are cleared in his shooting

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Dunn County (WQOW) – A man shot by police after a chase will spend time behind bars.

Authorities say Reese Diesterhaft, 23, confronted officers with a weapon in the township of Brunswick on August 7.

He said he was on the run from authorities in South Dakota and his goal was to force officers to shoot him  because he didn’t want to go back to prison.

Diesterhaft pleaded guilty to burglary with a dangerous weapon and fleeing officers.

Tuesday, Judge James Peterson sentenced him to 8.5 years in prison, and seven years extended supervision.

However, some of that can be served concurrently. So, he only has to serve seven years behind bars, and five years of the supervision.

He cannot own any guns, and must cooperate with any mental health treatment deemed necessary by the Department of Corrections.

Monday, Eau Claire County District Attorney Gary King cleared the officers, saying the shooting was justified.

More: Eau Claire County deputies cleared

Savanna Tomei

Savanna Tomei

Savanna is the 6 p.m. producer and co-anchor, and also anchors the 10 p.m. newscast.

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