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Linderman pleads in Hudson police shootout

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Linderman pleads in Hudson police shootout
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

A Minnesota man who exchanged gunfire with Hudson police two years ago during an incident on Ward Avenue entered a plea agreement Wednesday on felony charges.

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Daine Joseph Adam Linderman, 25, Circle Pines, Minn., pleaded guilty in St. Croix County District Court Sept. 30 to two counts of recklessly endangering safety and one count of fleeing from an officer.

Although a sentencing hearing was set Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 6), the agreement included five years in prison and five years' extended supervision for each of the endangerment charges and one and one-half years' incarceration and one and one-half years' extended supervision on the fleeing charge, court records said.

The sentences for the endangerment charges were to be served consecutive to a 23-year federal sentence he is serving for convictions on carjacking and firearms charges. He was also sentenced to 16 years in prison in Washington County, Minn., on convictions for burglary, assault and attempted kidnapping.

Linderman had previously been charged with 15 felony counts including six counts of attempted homicide stemming from the shootout with Hudson police on Aug. 24, 2007.

The criminal complaint said police attempted to serve a warrant on Linderman at a Ward Avenue apartment. A shootout with law officers followed and a chase across the I-94 bridge into Minnesota where Linderman crashed near the Bungalow Restaurant.

Linderman broke into the home of a Lakeland, Minn., attorney and attempted to steal a car. The homeowner, Keith Radtke, 27, struggled with Linderman and was shot in the side. In the meantime Radkte's wife called 911 and the attorney was able to hold Linderman until police arrived.

Linderman was scheduled for a four-day trial staring Oct. 6 before the plea agreement was reached.

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