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Posted: 11:52 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014

Man sentenced to prison for shootout with Xenia police

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Micah Tuck, 21 photo
Micah Tuck, 21 (Photo courtesy: Greene County Jail)

By Breaking News Staff


A Spring Valley man who pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated attempted murder in connection to a shootout with police was sentenced to 32 years in prison.

Micah Joseph Tuck pleaded guilty in December, 2013 to two counts of aggravated attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping and one count of aggravated robbery. He faced up to 72 years in prison.

Tucker was shot by Xenia Police on Montana Drive in July, 2013 after he took an employee hostage at the Gamestop on Hospitality Drive.

Police said Tuck was armed with a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun when he walked into the game store around 6 p.m. Tuck forced the employee to the ground and stole a game console from the business.Tuck engaged in a gun battle with Xenia Police, where 18 to 20 shots were fired between Tuck and officers.

Officer Brian Atkins, with Xenia Police, was injured during the gun fight, but was treated and released for a laceration to his arm.

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