Man gets up to 70 years for shooting at family

2006-08-19T00:00:00Z Man gets up to 70 years for shooting at family Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
August 19, 2006 12:00 am

POCAHONTAS, Iowa (AP) - A Havelock man was sentenced to up to 70 years in prison Friday for shooting at his family during a car chase last year.

Richard Guidry was arrested after firing through the windshield of a minivan on Aug. 9, injuring his estranged wife, the couple's son and her boyfriend.

Guidry was sentenced to up to 25 years each on two attempted murder charges. He was also sentenced up to 10 years for intimidation with a dangerous weapon, and another 10 years for a willful injury conviction.

The Pocahontas County sheriff's office said Guidry was chasing his wife in her minivan north of Pocahontas when she called 911 to report he was following her with a shotgun. Guidry rammed the minivan with his own car before firing through the van's windshield, sheriff's officials said.

Guidry fled the scene but was found hiding in a farm field west of Pocahontas. Guidry's 12-gauge shotgun was later found by gun-sniffing dogs.

Guidry's wife, Holly Newhouse-Guidry, testified during the trial that the couple's marriage began to fall apart after the birth of their first son. She said she and Guidry frequently argued, which escalated to physical abuse.

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