Haynes sentenced for criminal endangerment
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POLSON — A Polson man was committed at District Court in Polson on Dec. 14 to the Montana Department of Corrections for three years with all that time suspended on one count of felony criminal endangerment. Tommy Lee Haynes, 20, was initially charged with felony aggravated assault for allegedly punching his wife in the face, but the charge was amended to criminal endangerment as a part of a plea agreement reached in a previous court appearance.
According to court records, on June 6, staff of Providence St. Joseph Medical Center reported to Polson Police that they were treating the victim of an assault and that Haynes was refusing to leave. Haynes fled prior to Police arriving. Despite having visible injuries to her face that included a swollen nose, bloody lips, and swollen eye the victim refused to press charges. It was later learned that the victim suffered a broken nose and orbital bone.
Judge Molly Owen gave Haynes credit for time served of 146 days in jail and ordered restitution in the amount of $1,704.67.