Clarksville man gets 20 years for shooting at officers in 2018 incident

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A Clarksville man received his sentence for a 2018 incident where he fired a gun at Clarksville officers.  

35-year-old Levi West was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. He was indicted in April 2018 on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and being a violent felon in possession of body armor, according to a release. 

According to court documents, West was involved in a high-speed chase on Feb. 3, 2018. Officers later located West’s car parked in a residential area and saw him standing outside of the car. He refused to comply with officers’ commands and fired three shots at them before running into a nearby wooded area.  

He was captured by a police K-9 a short time later. 

West also has a past of violent interactions with law enforcement dating back to 2001 when, at age 17, he assaulted and threatened to kill officers.  

Although he was facing only 10 years in prison, a U.S. District Court Judge found that West was an armed career criminal and was subject to enhanced sentencing, giving him 20 years.  

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