Havre Man Given Deferred Sentence for Allegedly Waving Gun at Delivery Driver

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – A Havre man who allegedly waived a gun at a delivery driver in March 2021 has been given a three-year deferred imposition of sentence.

Gabriel Evan Jordan, 24, was sentenced on Monday in Hill County District Court by Judge Kaydee Snipes-Ruiz after previously pleading guilty to felony criminal endangerment.

Jordan will receive credit for 55 days served if the matter comes back on revocation, and no restitution was ordered.

Jordan will not be eligible for early termination of the deferred sentence and is subject to numerous conditions while under probation, including being prohibited from possessing or using firearms.

The misdemeanor count of resisting arrest was dropped during prior court proceedings.

While the case was proceeding through court, Jordan was arrested in April 2022 for allegedly failing to comply with the pre-sentence investigation and was in custody without bond until sentencing.

In the Judgement, Snipes-Ruiz said the sentence is consistent with the plea agreement and meets sentencing guidelines. She added that Jordan’s criminal history is absent any prior felony convictions, so he is “assumed entitled to a deferred imposition of sentence.”

Snipes-Ruiz stated that Jordan should be “given an opportunity to address his chemical dependency issues and become a productive member of society. However, if (Jordan) is unsuccessful, he faces up to 10 years in the Montana State Prison, giving him motivation to comply with community-based probation conditions.”

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