AUDUBON - Judge Jeffrey Larson has sentenced Jacky Walters to an indeterminate prison term not to exceed seven years. Walters was found in possession of methamphetamine and was originally charged with intent to deliver. In a separate incident, he assaulted a female, which was his second domestic assault conviction. He made inappropriate contact with a witness related to those cases attempting to influence testimony, which gave rise to the witness tampering conviction.
Pursuant to a plea agreement, Walters pled guilty to failure to affix a drug tax stamp (a Class D Felony); domestic abuse assault, second offense (an aggravated misdemeanor); and witness tampering (an aggravated misdemeanor).
In exchange for Walters’ guilty pleas, the State agreed to drop the habitual offender enhancement. Mittimus was issued immediately, and he was remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections yesterday.
Audubon County Attorney Sarah Jennings said her office wanted to “thank the Sheriff’s Department for their critical contributions on this case. Thanks, also to Nicole from Catholic Charities for her victim support throughout these matters. Thank you, also to my hard-working and talented victim/witness coordinator, Angie Baylor — this county is fortunate to have you. Finally, thank you to Judge Larson for helping us hold these habitual, violent criminals accountable and get meth off our streets.”