Sheridan Man Sentenced in District Court

A Sheridan man was sentenced in Fourth Judicial District Court Thursday. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details

Sentencing Hearing

At a change of plea hearing on June 2, Jacob Cousineau, pursuant to terms of a plea agreement reached with the State, pleaded guilty to the charges of  felony aggravated assault and battery and misdemeanor interference with an emergency call. The plea agreement was rejected by District Court Judge Darci Phillips at a sentencing hearing on August 4, and Cousineau was sentenced to 3 to 5 years in prison for the felony charge, however,  the court failed to sentence Cousineau for the misdemeanor charge.

Judge Phillips at a hearing Thursday, imposed a sentence of 60 days in jail for the misdemeanor interference charge and ordered that the sentence run concurrent to the prison sentence for the felony aggravated assault and battery charge. Cousineau was charged with the crimes on December 17, 2021 for holding a knife to the victim’s throat and threatening to stab the individual in the throat if they attempted to call 9-11.

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