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East St. Louis man sentenced to 50 years in prison

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East St. Louis man sentenced to 50 years in prison

( KTRS ) An East St. Louis man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for attempted murder of a Police officer. The charges stem from an incident back in June 2015. Last year, 52 yr old Gregory Nelson was stopped by a trooper who suspected him of driving under the influence. During the […]

East St. Louis man sentenced to 50 years in prison

( KTRS ) An East St. Louis man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for attempted murder of a Police officer.

The charges stem from an incident back in June 2015. Last year, 52 yr old Gregory Nelson was stopped by a trooper who suspected him of driving under the influence. During the stop, while Nelson was out of the vehicle, he reportedly pulled out a gun and shot at the trooper and the fled.

The trooper was unharmed and Nelson was arrested a few days later.

St. Clair County Judge Zina Cruse handed down the sentence Wednesday.

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