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Craig Guymon walks the halls Tuesday of the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell, where he was booked to serve his first 10 days of a 30-day jail sentence for voter fraud. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)

Craig Guymon sentenced to 30 days in jail for voter fraud

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Craig Guymon sentenced to 30 days in jail for voter fraud
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

Craig Guymon, formerly of Mitchell, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail for voter fraud.

Guymon, who has since moved to Platte, voted twice in the June Mitchell school board election.


"I just wanted to express that on June 4, I made one of the most foolish decisions of my life," Guymon said Tuesday during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.

Judge Tim Bjorkman imposed a 180-day jail sentence but suspended 150 days on the condition that Guymon successfully complete a two-year probation period after his release. Guymon will serve his jail time in 10-day increments at the Davison County Jail. He'll serve 10 days immediately, followed by 10 days in September 2014 and the final 10 days in September 2015.

Bjorkman denied Guymon's request for a suspended imposition, which would give Guymon the chance to wipe the felony conviction from his record if he successfully completes his probation without any violations. Bjorkman did say, however, that he'll allow Guymon to make another request for a suspended imposition toward the end of the probation period, assuming Guymon's probation has been successful to that point.

Besides the jail time, Guymon was ordered to pay about $1,200 in fines, court costs and restitution within 30 days.

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