SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A woman has pleaded no contest to evading police and illegally driving a vehicle during a vehicle theft investigation where a deputy was killed.

Sacramento County District Attorney’s spokeswoman Shelly Orio said Thursday that Priscilla Prendez was sentenced Wednesday to three years and eight months in state prison.

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The 23-year-old Oakland woman was charged with leading police on a roughly 20-mile chase in August in a stolen car.

When police checked the Sacramento hotel room registered in Prendez’s name, they were confronted by 32-year-old Thomas Daniel Littlecloud. Authorities say he fired a high-powered rifle at officers, wounding two California Highway Patrol officers and killing Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Robert French.

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Littlecloud later died of his injuries.

Prendez has two prior vehicle theft convictions.


Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.


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