After entering a plea on two felony counts of assault with a weapon in October, Jamie Joyce Carter was sentenced Jan. 7 in the Montana 16th Judicial District Court to a deferred imposition of a three-year sentence on both charges.

Appearing before District Judge Nickolas Murnion, he did impose a mandatory fine of $500 for each count, with the fines running consecutively. Carter was also given credit for 52 days of jail time served.

In addition, Carter will be required to comply with probationary guidelines, including a requirement to obtain a chemical dependence evaluation by a state-approved evaluator “within 90 days.”

Jeret Wayne Bennett

Jeret Wayne Bennett was sentenced Jan. 7  at the Montana 16th Judicial District Court after pleading guilty to one felony count of burglary and one misdemeanor count of theft.

Bennett made the plea agreements in October.

Appearing before District Judge Nickolas Murnion for sentencing, the court deferred the imposition of sentence on the burglary charge for a period of five years. A fine of $1,000 was imposed along with mandatory surcharges. Bennett was given credit for 167 days of jail time previously served toward the deferred sentence.

For the misdemeanor count of theft, Bennett was sentenced to one year in the Fallon County Jail, with all but three months suspended. In addition, he was given credit for 167 days of jail time.

The court also imposed a jail fine of $500, with Bennett given credit for jail time previously served at the rate of $75 a day. Bennett is required to pay $400 in restitution and will be held jointly and severally liable with Tandy Bennett.

In addition to the requirements to fulfill regarding probation, Bennett will be required to obtain both chemical dependency and mental health evaluations within 90 days of sentencing.

Bennett was also instructed to report to the Park County Justice Court at the conclusion of the sentencing regarding a pending bench warrant.

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