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Twenty-one-year-old man sentenced to jail for assault

Shawn A. Buxton, 21, of O’Neill faced the Honorable Mark Kozisek, in the Holt County district courtroom in O’Neill on Nov. 9 for a pretrial hearing on charges of third-degree assault and making terroristic threats.

Buxton, who had earlier submitted written not guilty pleas to both counts and waived his right to a physical appearance at arraignment, entered a plea agreement with county prosecutor Brent Kelly. Buxton pleaded guilty to committing the Class 1 misdemeanor assault, in return for Kelly dismissing the felony threat charge.

Kozisek sentenced Buxton to 15 days in the Holt County Jail, g...


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