A South Jordan man who fired at police from inside his explosives-filled home in 2020 was sentenced to spend a minimum of 11 years in prison Tuesday.
Ryan McManigal was found guilty this summer on six counts of using weapons of mass destruction and two counts of assault on a peace officer during the July 23, 2020 incident which forced neighborhood evacuations and eventually led to his home being demolished.
“At the root, I’m not a bad guy and my intentions were never wicked,” said McManigal at the sentencing. “I just wanted my life back.”
Judge Matthew Bates sentenced McManigal to five years to life for two of the counts of weapons of mass destruction, and 1-15 years for one of the assault counts. All three sentences will run consecutively. The other sentences will run concurrently.
Bates did give McManigal 1050 days of time-served.
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