Jack Witt Voris

A man who shot at authorities trying to arrest him on a warrant at a Tucson hotel has been sentenced to 145 years in prison, officials say.

During the October 2016 confrontation Jack Witt Voris, 47, of Cottonwood, fired a handgun at officers during a long standoff that involved several law enforcement agencies. He eventually surrendered to Pima County Sheriff’s deputies, a U.S. Attorney's Office news release says.

No officers were injured.

In February, a federal jury convicted Voris of six counts of assault on a federal officer and multiple weapon offenses. He was sentenced Tuesday, the release said.

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The case involved the FBI, sheriff's department, Tucson Police Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.