New York Man Faces Prison Time for Incident at Sheridan Motel

(Photo Ron Richter ©)
(Photo Ron Richter ©)

A man from New York state is facing prison time for an altercation with another man at a motel on North Main in Sheridan this past summer. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.


On August 24, officers with the Sheridan Police Department were dispatched to a motel on North Main Street in Sheridan for an alleged fight. Shortly after arriving on scene, officers arrested and charged 35-year-old Shawn Mcavoy with Aggravated Assault and Battery for breaking a liquor bottle over the head of a man, and repeatedly punching that same man in the face with his fists.

Pursuant to terms of a plea agreement with the State that calls for a prison sentence of 2 to 5 years, Mcavoy pleaded “guilty” to the felony charge Thursday at a hearing in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan. District Court Judge John Fenn ordered that a presentence investigation be completed and set a sentencing date of March 14 at 9:45 am. Judge Fenn revoked Mcavoy’s bond and remanded him to the custody of the Sheridan County Detention Center to await sentencing.

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