Sentences have been handed down in several criminal cases in Pratt County.
The Pratt County Attorney’s Office has been very busy this year and sentences have recently been handed down in several cases, said Pratt County Attorney Tracey Beverlin.
Christopher Baumgartner has been sentenced to 60 months after pleading guilty to attempted aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer. Baumgartner was originally charged with aggravated battery of an LEO. With input from the victim, Pratt Police Officer John McCarley and other officers involved in the case, Baumgartner was allowed to plead guilty to attempted aggravated battery against an LEO and serve the 60 months aggravated sentence based on his criminal record, Beverlin said.
Stuart Sullivan is currently serving an 18-month supervised probation sentence for possession of methamphetamine and criminal use of weapons. Sullivan was in possession of a sawed-off shotgun and a quantity of methamphetamine. The sentencing is based on Kansas drug treatment mandatory sentencing rules, Beverlin said.
Dustin Swarb was sentenced for possession of methamphetamine and placed on 18 months probation. He must comply with the mandatory drug treatment sentencing laws.
Jose Fernandez was sentenced for criminal use of weapons and placed on probation based on sentencing guidelines. Fernandez is not a U.S. citizen and has a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer. He will likely be deported, Beverlin said.
Robert Erlich’s probation was revoked and he was remanded to the Department of Corrections to serve his sentence.
William Hlavachick has been sentenced for one felony count of criminal use of weapons for possession of a sawed-off shotgun. He is serving an 18-month supervised probation with community corrections. He served a jail sanction as a condition of probation until the date his treatment bed was opened.