September 12, 2002

Sentences Handed Down In Four Cases During September 4 Law Day

The Scotland County Circuit Court handed down sentences in four cases and dealt with a number of others during a busy September 4 law day. Daniel G. Damon was sentenced to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for assault in the second degree, a class C felony. Execution of the sentence was suspended (SES) and Damon was placed on five years supervised probation and ordered to serve 30 days of shock incarceration. John Armstrong received 10 years in the DOC for the class B felony of selling a controlled substance. Execution of the sentence was suspended and Armstrong was placed on five years supervised probation. He will also serve 90 days shock incarceration as well as 30 days in-patient treatment. Kenneth Schwartzbaugh was sentenced to five years in the DOC for the class C felony of stealing. Execution of the sentence was suspended and he was ordered to serve 60 days of shock incarceration. Ricky Broomhall was sentenced for the class D felony of Driving While Intoxicated - third offense. He was sentenced to five years in the DOC but was granted an SES and ordered to perform 30 days of inpatient treatment. The sentence also prohibits Broomhall from operating a motor vehicle, and prohibits him from consuming alcohol. According to prosecuting attorney Susan Henry guilty sentences were entered in two cases on the September 4 dockett. Ryan Vandenbosch entered a guilty plea to charges of class C felony possession of a controlled substance and class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. A sentencing date was scheduled for November 6. Jason T. Clair pled guilty to charges of manufacturing a controlled substance (B felony); possession of a controlled substance (class C felony); possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (both class A misdemeanors). Clair will have a sentencing hearing October 2. In other action at the law day, the court extended the probation of Jessica Waddle for an additional two years. A jury trial has been set for October 10 in the case of the State of Missouri vs. Jody Harvey.

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