A motion to reconsider sentencing was held in 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan Tuesday regarding 19-year-old Sheridan resident Aline McWilliams. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the story.
The State filed the motion to reconsider due to the fact that when McWilliams was sentenced in October of last year, the Court was wrong in deferring her two felony charges. After listening to both the State and the defense argue their cases, District Court Judge John Fenn admitted that he'd made a mistake when deferring both of McWilliams felony charges and granted the State's motion to reconsider sentencing.
Judge Fenn withdrew the deferred sentence on one of the felony charges and sentenced McWilliams to 2 to 4 years, suspended in lieu of 4 years supervised probation. Judge Fenn also reminded McWilliams that if she so chooses, she can appeal the Court's decision.
McWilliams was charged in April of 2011 with two counts of felony drug possession and one count misdemeanor drug possession after being pulled over with Trevor Dunham on Interstate 90 in Sheridan County. The two were returning from Denver, Colorado where Dunham had purchased drugs to bring back to Sheridan for distribution.
Last year in October at sentencing, Judge Fenn deferred the two felony charges and suspended the misdemeanor charge and placed McWilliams on 3 to 5 years probation.