Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fort Carson soldier charged after confrontation

Fort Carson soldier charged after confrontation
The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Sep 18, 2012

FOUNTAIN, Colo. — A Fort Carson soldier who was shot and wounded by civilian police during a confrontation has been charged with assault, false imprisonment and other counts.

Authorities said 34-year-old Stephen David Payne was shot Aug. 12 when he allegedly ignored orders and reached for a handgun in the front yard of a home in Fountain, a town near Fort Carson.

Prosecutors said Tuesday Payne is charged with three counts of first-degree assault, one alleging he threatened a police officer. If convicted of that charge, he could be sentenced to 10 to 32 years in prison.
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