Man shot by trooper pleads not guilty

     RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City man shot by a law officer after a three-county chase has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.
     Twenty-seven-year-old William Chandler faces charges including aggravated assault on a police officer, grand theft, escape and aggravated eluding. He could face up to 150 years in prison if convicted of all charges.
     Authorities allege that Chandler led officers on a chase after a Highway Patrol trooper tried to pull him over for speeding on Sept. 30. They say he eventually was caught and arrested but managed to escape his handcuffs and steal a squad car.
     A state Division of Criminal Investigation report released this week concluded that Trooper Mike Bock was justified in shooting and wounding Chandler because Chandler threatened to back the car into him.
 AP-WF-11-01-13 1112GMT

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