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Spang gets suspended sentence in assault case


State District Judge John Warner has sentenced Jacob Gary Spang to a one-year suspended sentence for a misdemeanor charge of partner assault.

The Havre man, who was sentenced Tuesday, must remain law-abiding and refrain from drinking for a year or he could be sent to jail.

County Attorney David Rice had recommended a sentence of a year in jail with all but 30 days suspended, with credit for time served, when he and Spang reached a plea agreement on the assault charge.

The maximum penalty for the misdemeanor conviction is a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Warner previously told Spang that si...

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