Man pleads guilty in Everett I-5 crash, shooting

A 24-year-old man has pleaded guilty and will serve a 20-year prison sentence for causing a crash that shut down Interstate 5 and shooting at a sheriff's deputy during a high-speed chase.

The Herald of Everett reports that Theodore Ohms could have been looking at twice as much time behind bars if he didn't accept the plea deal Tuesday in Snohomish County Superior Court.

The crash he caused on Sept. 1 left a woman severely injured. She nearly lost her left arm.

He said he fled from police because he didn't want to go back to jail. At the time, Ohms was wanted for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. He was being supervised because of a drug conviction.

The pursuit, crash and manhunt stranded thousands of drivers on I-5 near Everett.