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$1 million bail set for man accused of shooting at Fife police

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TACOMA (AP) — A man is being held on $1 million bail after he pleaded not guilty to charges that he shot at Fife police during a chase last year.

The News Tribune reports (http://is.gd/xLTNWw ) that 37-year-old Phillip Gleason faces charges that include first-degree assault and drive-by shooting. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Thomas Felnagle set his bail Tuesday.

Gleason was reportedly in a sport-utility vehicle that fled after an attempted robbery at a truck stop on Port of Tacoma Road. Officers fired at the vehicle after it dragged one of them a short distance, and someone inside shot at an officer who gave chase.

Prosecutors said they requested the high bail because Gleason is on parole for robbery in Idaho and was out on bail for other felonies.

His alleged accomplice, Yolanda Lund, pleaded guilty last month to related charges and, as part of her plea deal, identified Gleason as the shooter.

Gleason was arrested in June by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.