A 25-year-old Sheridan man was sentenced in 4th Judicical District Court Friday for two counts of aggravated assault. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the story.
Jamison Finley changed his plea to “Guilty” on both counts in November of 2011 per terms of a plea agreement with the State. Finley was charged with the two counts of aggravated assault for an incident in May of 2011 where he brandished brass knuckles during an altercation with Derek Berretinni and Terrance McDougal of Sheridan. During the incident, Finley's co-defendant in the case, 19-year-old Riley Larkins fired two shots with a handgun at McDougal's vehicle. Larkins was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison for his actions in mid October of 2011.
On count one, District Court Judge John Fenn sentenced Finley to 2 to 4 years in prison, suspended in lieu of a one year split sentence and 4 years of probation. Count two, Fenn sentenced him to 3 to 5 years suspended consecutive to count one, and 4 years of probation concurrent with the probation on count one.
Fenn also ordered Finley to enroll and complete a drug and alcohol program as well as some type of program that can help him with his mental health issues. Fenn gave Finley 263 days credit for time served and remanded him back to the custody of the Sheridan County Detention Center to serve the remaining 92 days of his split sentence.