Colorado Man Changes Plea in District Court

A 48-year-old Colorado Springs man changed his plea to “guilty” Thursday at a hearing in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan.

The hearing was initially scheduled as a pretrial conference, but Sheridan County Attorney Dianna Bennett at the beginning of the hearing, said a plea agreement had been reached between the State and the defendant, Hank Harris, for the charge of Delivery of a Controlled Substance- Methamphetamine.

Bennett said terms and conditions of the plea deal include a 4 to 6 year prison sentence, suspended, in lieu of a split sentence and four years of supervised probation. Harris will also be able to travel to Colorado to attend a treatment program prior to his sentencing in the spring. According to court documents, Harris was arrested on April 18 of last year for selling methamphetamine to a confidential informant. District Court Judge John Fenn ordered that a presentence investigation be completed and set a sentencing date of March 14 at 9 am.

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