YAKIMA, Wash. -- A Yakima man has been sentenced to over 15 and half years in federal prison.
40-year-old David Allen Vickers was found guilty back in October for being a felon in possession of a firearm. After Vickers serves his 188 month term in federal prison, he will be under the court's supervision for five years.
According to Yakima Police, on January 19, 2012, Vickers armed himself with a shotgun and entered La Milpa Market on Nob Hill in Yakima.
Vickers attempted to rob the business owner. The business owner grabbed the shotgun during the attempted robbery. The shotgun discharged during the struggle.
Vickers then ran out of the store. The business owner chased Vickers and fought with him in the snow. During the struggle, the business owner was able to take possession of the shotgun.
Vickers then attempted to obtain a ride from citizens driving in the area. Officers with the Yakima Police Department were called to the scene and quickly arrested him.
Vickers claimed that he had been forced to commit the robbery to pay for a drug debt.