Armour man gets 30 days in jail for stealing from employer, Thirsty's barAn Armour man has been sentenced to 30 days in the Davison County Jail for stealing from his employer.
By: Anna Jauhola, The Daily Republic
An Armour man has been sentenced to 30 days in the Davison County Jail for stealing from his employer.
Jason McNinch, 29, admitted Tuesday to stealing $7,000 from Thirsty’s Bar in Mitchell in February.
“Usually, in a theft of this magnitude, I ask for a pretty heavy sentence,” said Davison County State’s Attorney Pat Smith.
“But today I’m going to leave it up to you, judge.”
McNinch’s attorney, Randy Stiles, said his client is working to make things right by paying all the restitution and confronting his personal issues.
McNinch has worked to get his financial situation in order, which is what got him in trouble.
Stiles said McNinch “couldn’t step up to the plate and confront his issues,” which included a downturn in his economic situation. Stiles said McNinch took “an inappropriate approach” to solving his problems.
“He’s finally come to the realization that the issues he’s confronted with are not insurmountable,” Stiles said. “He can address the financial issues and he has been doing that with assistance from a cooperative family.”
Judge Sean O’Brien granted a suspended imposition pending restitution payment. O’Brien also granted work release for McNinch while he serves 30 days in jail, less two days already served.
“Mr. McNinch should consider himself lucky — though he’s being sentenced for a felony — lucky because he has an employer who feels bad for him,” Smith said.
McNinch will remain on probation for two years.
He is currently undergoing counseling and has been ordered to continue that counseling.