FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Two Rivers man was sentenced to five and a half years in prison Friday for an assault on former Fairbanks North Star Borough Assemblyman Bob Logan.
The confrontation arose out of an affair Logan had with Cecil Cox's wife. Cox testified he intended to confront Logan but not to attack him.
Cox faced six felony counts, including two counts of second-degree attempted murder. In October he pleaded no contest to one count of first-degree assault.
The sentencing featured five hearings. Cox, Logan and both men's now-ex-wives, as well as police, professional and eyewitnesses testified.
Cox claimed he saw Logan jogging July 9, drove after him, touched him accidentally with the vehicle, and followed him into a grocery store with a rifle.
Logan testified that Cox pointed the rifle at him from the van, pulled the trigger, but that the gun misfired. He said Cox deliberately drove into him, and in the store, burned his eyelid with a cigarette and kicked him in the groin.
Superior Court Judge Mary Greene said Logan's actions had to some extent provoked the attack but that Cox's lack of remorse concerned her.
''There was something close to a sense of pride for having taken care of business that showed through Mr. Cox's testimony,'' she said.
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