It took a few hours but last night a Garfield County jury came back with a not guilty verdict in the 2010 shooting of a Rifle policeman. Phil Amonette, however, was not totally scott free. The jury did convict him of lesser charges which included charges of first degree assault against a peace officer with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief-domestic violence. Had Amonette been found guilty of attempted murder he could have served up to 48 years in prison. The incident took place on Oct. 22nd 2010 when Amonette was alleged to have shot officer Garrett Duncan. He and another officer were responding to a domestic call when the incident took place.