04/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Reese Slade, Released From Prison 60 Years Early, Runs Over Cop

Details finally emerged Tuesday on how a drunken driving suspect shot in Castle Rock after allegedly running over a deputy was released from prison 60 years earlier than his original sentence called for.

Reese Slade, 43, was sentenced to 64 years in prison in 2002 on charges including possession of machine guns, and dealing methamphetamines and cocaine, but was released in 2006 after an appellate judge agreed that he should have been allowed to fire his attorney and sent the case back to district court for reconsideration.

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