(KMOV) – A St. Louis man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing at a SWAT team in a standoff in 2012.
In March, authorities were executing a search warrant at Steven Haywood’s house when he opened fire on the members of a SWAT team. Haywood shot at officers who returned fire.
It was later discovered a 2-year-old child was in the home when the gun battle took place. The child was not hurt.
Once Haywood was in police custody, officers found a stolen gun, drugs, and a large sum of money in the home.
Haywood was sentenced to prison after being convicted of three counts of first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action, resisting arrest, sale of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property.
The Assistant Circuit Attorney recommended a 25-year sentence but the Circuit Court Judge imposed a 20-year sentence for Haywood.