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Iowa man sentenced for running over friend after a fight

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Posted at 1:23 PM, Dec 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-04 14:23:49-05

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — A 40-year-old Sioux City man has been sentenced to 54 years in prison for running over his friend and shooting at the victim's girlfriend.

Jayme Powell was sentenced Friday for two counts of attempted murder and other charges.

Prosecutors said Powell ran over Richard Polak, who riding his motorcycle on Interstate 29 near Whiting, Iowa, on Dec. 27 after the two had a fight earlier that night in Sioux City.

Powell also was convicted of firing shots at Polak's girlfriend, Jaimi Bucholz, who was driving with a baby in her vehicle.

Polak, of Omaha, suffered numerous injuries and walked with a cane during the sentencing hearing Friday.

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