GREENSBURG, Pa. – A western Pennsylvania university student will serve five to 23 months in jail for grabbing a police officer's Taser gun and shooting her with it while she was trying to arrest him.
Twenty-year-old Jeremy Spisak, of McDonald, was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest in January to disarming a law enforcement officer and other charges.
Greensburg police say Spisak took the Taser from Officer Regina Depelligrin when she responded to a reported break-in at Seton Hill University on March 28, 2008. Spisak was a student at the private, Catholic school about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh.
Spisak was arrested when another officer subdued him with his Taser.