KENNEBEC -- A Chamberlain man charged in June with threatening a woman with a knife in Oacoma was sentenced Sept. 26 to spend 136 additional days in jail for simple assault and violating a protection order.
Kyle Champagne, 30, was given a 364-day sentence with 200 days suspended and credit for 28 days served after pleading guilty to the charges, both of which are Class 1 misdemeanors.
On June 13, a woman told police Champagne had picked her up in Chamberlain and driven to rural Lyman County. An argument began, and Champagne slapped the side of the woman's head. At the time, a protection order was in place between Champagne and the woman.
Police found both people at an Oacoma gas station and arrested Champagne. He was charged with aggravated assault, a Class 3 felony, for allegedly threatening the woman with a knife. That charge was dismissed when he entered his guilty plea.
Champagne was ordered to pay $214.60 in fines and court costs.