A Chauvin man convicted for the attempted murder of a police officer and other charges could be sentenced to up to 100 years in prison.
Twenty-eight-year-old Wendell Cody Matthews was convicted Thursday in Houma.
Authorities said he fired at Houma police after a chase in November 2009. Bullets struck one officer's bullet-proof vest. Matthews was also convicted of aggravated flight from an officer, illegal possession of a stolen firearm and illegal carrying of a weapon.
Matthews could be sentenced to 50 years in prison on the attempted-first degree-murder charge. Prosecutor Chris Erny says he plans to charge Matthews as a habitual offender. The Courier reports that means he could face up to 100 years. A hearing on the matter is set for next month.