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Year rider ordered for 2012 firearm assault

Prison time is pending for a White Bird man who was found guilty earlier this winter on felony charges related to a 2012 firearm assault incident.

At an April 14 sentencing hearing, Tommy D. Cole, 56, was ordered to serve a minimum of three years and a maximum of five with the Idaho Department of Correction, as well as 60 days in the Idaho County Jail – sentences to be served concurrently – and to pay $240.50 in court costs. However, Judge Michael Griffin retained jurisdiction in the matter and placed Cole on a 365-day rider. Following this, Cole will be recommended to be either placed on probation or to serve his prison sentence.

At a Feb. 26-27 trial, Cole was found guilty on two counts of felony aggravated assault and one count of driving a vehicle without owner’s consent, a misdemeanor. Charges against Cole resulted from an Oct. 18, 2012, incident outside the Silver Dollar Bar in White Bird in which he pointed a .22-caliber pistol at Nicole Lowe and Sean Reid and threatened to kill them.

Idaho County Prosecutor Kirk MacGregor handled the case. Cole was represented by attorney Jonathan Hally.

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