A Fresno man who was shot by police after he threatened a neighbor and attempted to rob a car wash with a knife in October was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday.
Judge Wayne Ellison delivered the sentence to Ryan Henry Frank, 26, who pleaded guilty to one felony count of resisting arrest and one felony count of attempted robbery with an enhancement for using a knife. Fresno County District Attorney’s office spokesman Steve Wright said Frank faced a maximum of four years and eight months.
According to Fresno police, Frank was yelling at some dogs in a Belmont Avenue home’s yard on Oct. 9 when the homeowner confronted him. He then threatened the man with a knife. The homeowner called 911.
Frank then went to a nearby car wash and brandished the knife. The car wash’s owner locked himself in a utility closet and called the police.
When police confronted Frank, he disobeyed their commands to drop the knife. He was shot by a Fresno police officer and arrested.