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An Akron man will spend 18 years behind bars for shooting at a S.W.A.T. team during a drug raid.
Daniel Hayes, 32, got five years on each of three counts of felonious assault, plus three years on a firearm specification.
Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Amy Corrigall Jones ordered Hayes to serve sentences on drug and weapons charges concurrent to the other terms.
Hayes was in the bedroom of an 18 year old girl when a S.W.A.T. team burst in nearly 18 months ago. He fired at officers, then threw a gun out the window.
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An Akron man was found gulity of shooting at SWAT officers during a drug raid.
Summit County Prosecutors say a jury found Daniel Hayes guilty of various drug and weapons charges after the SWAT team executed a search warrant at known drug house on Talbot Avenue the morning of October 7th of 2010.
Police arrived at the house, kicking in the back door and set off a flash grenade before entering.
Hayes was in the bedroom of the house with an 18-year-old girl and fired three shots from the bedroom in the direction of the officers. He then broke the bedroom window and threw the gun out. An Akron detective saw Hayes throw the gun.
Ballistics confirmed that three bullet casings and another bullet found in the house came from the gun he threw out the window.
APD also found Hayes’ DNA on the gun and the broken glass from the bedroom window.
Hayes will be sentenced March 9.
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