A Jackson man facing charges for allegedly shooting at his wife and then turning the gun on police is awaiting a mental exam before his case proceeds. 46-year-old Lawrence Guthrie is charged with three counts of assault on a law officer and one count of domestic assault. Guthrie's wife called 9-1-1 June 13th of 2012 to report a domestic assault that involved shots being fired. He fled into a wooded lot on Primrose Lane and allegedly fired shots from a rifle at police, before he was subdued. Guthrie pleaded not guilty before Judge Ben Lewis. The judge ordered a mental exam to be completed by the 8th. A new court hearing is set for April 22nd in order for the mental exam to be completed. Guthrie faces up to three life sentences if convicted.
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