(Taylorville, IL) — A former central Illinois deputy is still looking at more than a decade behind bars even after prosecutors dropped attempted murder charges against him. Markes Rodgers pleaded guilty this week to aggravated discharge of a firearm charge. Police say Rodgers threatened his wife with a gun, then fired at her as she ran off last year. Rodgers then held-up in his house for nine hours. As part of his plea deal, prosecutors say they’ll ask for no more than 13 years in prison.