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Nicholson man gets 88 years in Jackson County shooting

A a Nicholson man has been sentenced to 88 years in prison for a gun assault on three Jackson County deputies.

42 year old James Standridge was set for trial Monday, but entered an Alford plea, in which he does not admit to the crime but agrees the evidence would likely result in a guilty plea beyond a reasonable doubt.

The charges stemmed from a domestic call in August of last year, where deputies responded to a request from relatives that Standridge was drinking and causing issues. When officers arrived, the man locked himself in a bedroom and fired a shot through the wall, nearly striking a deputy. Then another shot was heard in the house.

The standoff ended when a lieutenant with the Jackson County Sheriffs’ Office talked Standridge into surrendering.