A Santaquin man accused of trying to kill a deputy sheriff in June has pleaded guilty to charges of attempted second-degree murder and will be sentenced Nov. 17.
The defendant, Lance LeCannon, entered the plea Friday during arraignment before 4th District Judge George E. Ballif. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a Class A misdemeanor.A third charge of being a habitual criminal, a first-degree felony, was dropped in exchange for his guilty pleas.
LeCannon, 44, may face up to 15 years in prison on the murder charge, a second-degree felony, and a year in jail on the misdemeanor charge.
The defendant was one of four people, two of them juveniles, arrested June 20 following a shootout with Deputy Jeff Robinson. No one was injured in the shooting, which occurred after Robinson was fired upon following an automobile chase up Payson Canyon.