A woman is sentenced for shooting and injuring a Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy.

Clara Crosser was sentenced Thursday morning to 21 years in prison for Attempted Murder.

She was involved in a high-speed chase and shootout last March.

Deputy Lucas Powell was shot in the eye.

Another defendant, Jason Perez, is scheduled for trial next week.


A Gardner woman has pleaded no contest to shooting and injuring a Sedgwick County sheriff deputy during a pursuit.

Prosecutors charged Clara Crosser, 27, with attempted murder, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, two counts of burglary, criminal damage to property and possession of methamphetamine. The charges stem from shooting deputy Lucas Powell after a chase in March.

After a three county car pursuit, Powell took a shotgun blast to the face and side of his body. He was wounded and could barely see from his right eye.

Powell has recovered from the shooting, but still suffers from sight-related problems. He is expected to have more surgeries in the future.

Crosser will be sentenced March 25. A co-defendant, Jason Perez, is scheduled for trial February 24.