Burrton man gets Community Corrections in aggravated assault case

Posted 2 years ago

By Fred Gough

A 19-year-old Burrton man accused of being involved in an incident on January 29, was in court Friday morning for sentencing on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of marijuana.

19-year-old Edward Fowler was convicted of being the one who threatened two people with a gun while in the 2900 hundred block of North Plum, that being 26-year-old Land Wood and 18-year-old Julian Wood.

Prior to him being granted community corrections for 24-months, he told Judge Tim Chambers that this is a one time thing, that he had never been in trouble before. The state argued for prison, because of the use of a gun. Senior Assistant District Attorney Steve Maxwell noted that Fowler has no criminal history, but told the judge that he went from 0-to-60 to get one that day with his dangerous actions.

Judge Chambers sentenced Fowler to 12-months in prison on each count of aggravated assault, and 1-year-in the county jail for the possession of marijuana. He then ran the sentences concurrent to each other, and granted the defense request for Community Corrections. But, Judge Chambers warned him that if he violated the corrections, there would consequences.