Man convicted of attempted murder on law enforcement officer gets life in prison

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(WKRG) — 30-year-old Christopher Michael Chancey was sentenced to mandatory life in prison after being convicted of attempted second-degree murder with a firearm on a law enforcement officer, three counts of attempted manslaughter by act and one count of fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer in an agency vehicle with siren and lights activated.

On October 7, 2018, Chancey was spotted making an improper lane change. When law enforcement attempted to pull Chancey over, he sped up and fled from the deputy. Speeds reached 100 miles per hour and ended on Nine Mile Road near Pensacola Boulevard. In the course of the chase, a firearm was discharged several times by Chancey. Bullets struck one of the law enforcement vehicles. After law enforcement stopped Chancey’s vehicle, he then attempted to run. However, he was soon apprehended.

Chancey had previously been found guilty by an Escambia County Jury on December 4, 2019. The case was tried in front of Circuit Judge Jennie Kinsey. There is no parole in the State of Florida so Chancey will serve the remainder of his natural life in prison.

Chancey has several prior convictions including convictions for Possession with Intent to Sell Pseudoephedrine, Sell, Manufacture, Deliver or Possess a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Sell, Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Conspiracy/ Unlawful Possession of Listed Chemical, Driving while License revoked Pursuant to Habitual Offender, Burglary of Unoccupied Dwelling, Grand Theft, Pawnbroker Transaction Fraud, Possession of Controlled Substance, Resisting Officer without Violence as well as several other convictions.

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