A man with a rape trial pending in June was sentenced this morning to five years in state custody for violating conditions of his release for a 2012 charge.
Donald Has Eagle, born in 1988, was sentenced for violating conditions of a three-year deferred imposition of sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to criminal endangerment. He originally was charged with assault with a weapon after a May 7, 2012 incident. The charge was reduced to criminal endangerment in the plea agreement.
State District Judge Dan Boucher sentenced Has Eagle this morning in state District Court in Havre, crediting him with 101 days in jail and 11 months of street time.
The prosecution recommended the maximum sentence, 10 years, due to the serious and violent nature of the 2012 offense and the fact that a firearm in that offense, as well as the nature of the new charges, a release from the Hill County Attorney’s Office said.
The defense recommended a three-year suspended sentence.
Has Eagle’s trial on the charge of sexual intercourse without consent is scheduled for June 24.