ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minneapolis man who struck two U.S. Army recruiters with his vehicle and dragged one for almost a mile has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison.
Fifty-three-year-old Enrico Taylor apologized at Friday’s sentencing and asked for a lighter penalty. But Ramsey County District Court Judge Judith Tilson gave him the maximum.
Taylor pleaded guilty to assault last November.
Authorities say the two soldiers were in a Roseville crosswalk in September when they were hit by a Jeep driven by Taylor.
Staff Sgt. Travis Torgerson was dragged for nearly a mile before he freed himself. He was severely injured. KSTP-TV reports Torgerson asked the judge to give Taylor the maximum sentence.
Staff Sgt. Michael Stroud was also hit, and rolled over the top of the Taylor’s Jeep.