After a four-day trial the jury convicted Patrick Ragland of Manslaughter 2nd Degree, Tampering with physical evidence and guilty of PFO 1st Degree . The jury then recommended that Ragland serve 20 years for manslaughter 2nd and 20 years on Tampering. However, they couldn’t decide if the penalties should be served consecutive or concurrent.The judge will decide how his time should be served on sentencing on April 24th.
Thanks to our hardworking prosecutors, Lou Anna Red Corn and David Startsman and Victim’s Advocate Briana Persley. We are very fortunate to have such outstanding people working for justice in our community.
The second murder trial, Commonwealth v Terrance Sims, begins its second day of trial today. We will keep you up to date.
Next, Repeat Felony Offenders continue create huge problems in our community. Repeat felony offenders are criminals who have at least one prior felony conviction. Most have several felony and misdemeanor convictions.