BEATRICE – A Lincoln man will not spend additional time in custody, after a district judge noted the progress he has made following misdemeanor convictions for assault and carrying a concealed weapon.
39-year-old Tyron Williams was sentenced in Gage County District Court to five days already served for 3rd degree assault and fined a total of $300 on that charge and the weapon count.
Defense attorney Jeff Gaertig described the pre-sentence investigation report as probably one of the most favorable he’s seen, for a defendant.
:10 “would be”
Gaertig says Williams, a father and grandfather, wasn’t the only one who should share blame for the incident that resulted in the charges…and said there was a possible self-defense claim had the case gone to trial.
:34 “other person”
Gaertig said there was no past criminal record. He said Williams is a former correctional officer in the states of Kentucky and South Dakota, and now lives in Lincoln, working two jobs.
Williams told the judge the incident was a learning experience, for him. He said he was deeply wrong for his role.
Judge Julie Smith, considering a joint recommendation for probation, went another route.
:20 “squared away”
Williams initially faced two felonies, accused of pointing a handgun at another man.