Janet Barber

Grove Sun

JAY – A Jay man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for shooting a deputy and a teenage boy.

During his formal sentencing Wednesday afternoon, William Michael Demoss, 52, was given two 30-year sentences to run consecutively for shooting with intent to kill, and a 15-year sentence to run concurrently for assault with a dangerous weapon. He was also fined $3,000 in addition to court costs, according to court clerk records.

On March 10 DeMoss was found guilty of shooting a .22 caliber handgun at a 17 year-old boy and his brother as they walked past the home on December 19, 2009 where DeMoss resided with his mother. The teenager was shot in the hand and recovered; his brother was not harmed.

The suspect barricaded himself in a shed on the property.

While trying to serve an arrest warrant, Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Pike was shot in the waist area by DeMoss, who fired his gun through a the outbuilding wall.

DeMoss will remain incarcerated in Delaware County for a period of 10 days before being transported to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.