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Woman pleads guilty to trying to run over cop

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY - The woman who attempted to kill a Jefferson County deputy by running him over in a stolen truck pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular assault, motor vehicle theft and resisting arrest. The incident happened in August 2009.

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Brittany Thurman was originally charged with attempted murder. Jefferson County Auto-Theft Task Force Deputy Art Peterson was nearly killed.

The legal database 9NEWS uses to monitor cases indicates Thurman pleaded guilty to the three charges.

Thurman is paralyzed from the abdomen down after a Jefferson County deputy's bullet severed her spine during the car chase in August.

At the time of the theft, Thurman was 21. The case and the proceedings have been delayed a number of times. A trial was scheduled for March 11. Thurman now is 24 years old.

"I'm OK with the deal," Peterson said. "It's finally over with."

Peterson said Thurman faced up to six years in prison. She will be sentenced March 21.

Peterson still works for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. He no longer works for the Task Force.

9NEWS background check reveals Thurman has a lengthy criminal history. She's been accused of assault in Greeley, pleaded guilty to vehicle theft in Jefferson County and has violated her probation in 2011.

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