MCHENRY COUNTY — A 52-year-old northern Illinois man has been sentenced to 135 years in prison after being convicted of shooting two McHenry County sheriff’s deputies at his home last year.
Scott Peters of Holiday Hills was sentenced on Thursday. He was convicted on more than a dozen charges, including seven counts of attempted murder of a police officer.
Authorities allege Peters fired more than a dozen rounds from a semi-automatic rifle at sheriff’s deputies who responded on an early morning in October 2014 to a report of a domestic disturbance. Peters fled afterward and eluded police for 16 hours.
Deputies Khalia Satkiewicz and Dwight Maness were injured by gunfire. Maness now uses a wheelchair.
Peters’ defense attorneys say he thought he was firing at someone trying to break into his home.