Man sent to prison for firing shot as Marshals arrest him at Austintown hotel
A federal judge has ordered prison time for a man who authorities say fired a shot as U.S. Marshals were arresting him at an Austintown hotel.
Michael Burns, 50, of Canton was sentenced last week to eight years in prison following his conviction on charges of assaulting, resisting, or impeding a federal officer, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Investigators say the convictions stem from an incident last February at the Quality Inn where U.S. Marshals went to arrest him for violating terms of his probation for an involuntary manslaughter conviction in 2016 when Burns shot a man in the head.
According to authorities, when Marshals found him at his hotel room, Burns fired a shot from a stolen gun.
Several minutes later, Burns surrendered and was taken into custody in the hallway of the hotel. The firearm was recovered from the room. No one was injured during the incident.
Austintown Police also filed charges against Burns in connection with the hotel incident. Those charges were dismissed after federal charges were filed.