A federal judge has sentenced a Waterloo man to ten years in federal prison for shooting at a Waterloo police officer.
23-year-old Miquelle Miller in October pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon. Police arrested Miller immediately after the shooting on state charges of intimidation with a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, interference, assault on a peace officer, and carrying weapons.
Police said Miller shot at Officer Tyler Brownell on May 21, 2017 as Brownell was checking a report of gunshots. They said Brownell located Miller walking on the 800 block of West Parker and turned his cruiser around to ask Miller if he had seen or heard anything. Miller took off running. The officer drove up to Miller and began exiting his vehicle when Miller turned, raised his arm, and fired one shot toward the officer. Police say Brownell did not return fire. Miller ran off again and tossed the gun in a backyard, where police later recovered it.
The judge sentenced Miller to 120 months imprisonment and a three-year term of supervised release following the prison term.