S-12-0286, State v. Edward Sherrod (Appellant)
Douglas County, Judge Thomas A. Otepka
Attorneys: Matthew Kahler (Finley Kahler PCLLO) (Appellant) --- Erin Tangeman (Attorney General’s Office)
Criminal: Attempted assault on an officer, 2nd degree
Proceedings below: A jury found Appellant guilty. He was sentenced 15 to 20 years in prison.
Issues: The district court erred in (1) giving a step instruction for attempted assault on an officer in the second degree; (2) finding sufficient evidence to support a conviction; (3) imposing an excessive sentence.