Charles Nichelson

Texan Who Shot at Border Patrol Agents Gets Nearly 48 Years

A West Texas man must serve nearly 48 years in federal prison for shooting at Border Patrol agents while fleeing after being suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend.

Carl Wayne Wiley of Midland was sentenced Monday in Del Rio. Jurors in February convicted Wiley of attempting to kill one or more agents, plus multiple counts of assault and discharging a gun during a violent crime.

Prosecutors say Wiley in June 2014 faced murder and attempted murder charges in Midland. Latonya Anders died in a drive-by shooting. A man was wounded.

Wiley was spotted in Sanderson, 170 miles south of Midland. He crashed his vehicle, fled into some brush, and then stole a truck and guns from nearby ranches.

Wiley was caught near the Comstock Border Patrol checkpoint after firing at agents.

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