By Brandi Makuski
Before a courtroom packed with local law enforcement and concerned residents, 34-year-old Brett Lieberman was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday.
As a part of his sentence, he will also serve five years on extended supervision.
Lieberman, of Manawa, was arrested in August, 2014, after he threatened a Plover Police Officer with a knife during a traffic stop on Hwy. 54 in Plover.
According to court records, Lieberman quickly exited his vehicle when he was pulled over and approached the officer, brandishing a knife. Officer Andrew Hopfensperger fired his service weapon in self defense. Lieberman was treated for his wounds before being booked into the Portage Co. Jail, where he was later ordered held on a $100,000 cash bond.
Initially, Lieberman had been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, but pleaded guilty in October to second-degree recklessly endangering safety and to his second OWI offense.