New York man pleads guilty in roadside sheriff attack

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WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) — A man accused of attacking a western New York sheriff on a roadside has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

Lynn Michael Hall faces between 20 and 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in September for the 2018 attack, WHAM-TV reported. Hall entered the plea in court on Wednesday.

Wyoming County Sheriff Greg Rudolph said that he was in an unmarked vehicle in December 2018 when Hall began tailgating him and signaled for him to pull over.

When Rudolph pulled over, Hall boxed him in, got out of his car and began fighting. Hall allegedly attempted to take the sheriff’s ’s gun and threatened him while wielding a knife.

Off-duty state police and good Samaritans intervened to bring Hall into custody.

Hall was initially deemed unfit to stand trial by two psychiatrists, but last June he was deemed fit to stand trial.

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