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Lyons man sentenced to four years for intimidation

Gary Wayne Pemberton

Gary Wayne Pemberton

A Lyons man who went to a neighbor’s home with a gun, looking for another man, allegedly saying he was going to kill him, was accused of also threatening to kill everyone in the house. One person called 911. Officers from several departments responded, and the man’s been in jail since his arrest on March 1.

Gary Wayne Pemberton, 41, Lyons, was booked in to the Greene County Jail then charged with two counts of intimidation with a deadly weapon, both Level 5 felonies, and carrying a handgun without a license, a Class A misdemeanor.

At the end of May, Pemberton agreed to plead guilty to one count of felony intimidation with a deadly weapon and signed a negotiated plea agreement which was approved by Judge Dena Martin in Greene Superior Court.

Following a pre-sentence investigation by the Greene County Probation Department, Pemberton was back in court late last week to be sentenced.

Pemberton was convicted of the one count, the other two counts were dismissed as was a petition to revoke a suspended sentence in another case.

Pemberton was sentenced to four years in the Indiana Department of Correction with no days suspended but he was given credit for 120 days already served in the Greene County Jail.

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