HAGERSTOWN -- The victims sought probation and treatment for Ronald E. Fauble, but Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone III sentenced him Tuesday to prison for firing a shotgun into a woman's house.
"The Division of Corrections is where you're going to go," Boone told Fauble before handing down a 15-year sentence with 11 years suspended.
"I think the defendant is very fortunate in this case that the victims have come forward and asked for a great deal of leniency," Boone said of Fauble's girlfriend, Katie Barton, and her mother, Betty Lloyd.
Fauble, 29, of 12249 Wild Rose Lane in Hagerstown, on June 14 entered an Alford plea to a charge of first-degree assault. In exchange for the plea, the state agreed to dismiss another charge of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, and single counts of reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property. Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt, but acknowledges the state has enough evidence to gain a conviction.