A man has been jailed for more than 10-years after going on a violent rampage with a firearm, and threatening to kill his former partner.
Taylor Doherty, aged 21, called his ex-partner in September last year and threatened her before turning up at her house and throwing a brick through the window.
Doherty went to find her at a different address but mistakenly broke into a student house where he smashed a window and threatened two students with a gun.
West Midlands Police circulated Doherty’s image as wanted, and while he was on the run trying to evade capture, he dragged a member of the public out of their car, hit them over the head with a firearm and drove off in their vehicle.
He was arrested by a dog handler as he tried to run away from the scene of a burglary in the Tile Hill area of Coventry.
On Monday (10 February), Doherty was jailed for 10-and-a-half years at Warwick Crown Court.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Sproson from the public protection unit, said: “I’d like to thank the victims and witnesses in this case for coming forward and working with us throughout the investigation.
“Together with CCTV, forensic and phone evidence, Doherty was faced with no other choice than to plead guilty and accept responsibility for his crimes.
“The sheer level of violence used by Doherty was shocking. I am pleased with the sentence delivered by the court which sends a strong message to those who think it is acceptable to use serious violence.”
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