The original sentence for ANDREW E. RUTH, 22, was reimposed Oct. 20 for aggravated assault and battery after his probation was revoked. District Judge John R. Perry sentenced him to and imposed four to six years in years in prison with credit for 659 days served. Ruth also was sentenced to three to five years in prison for interference with a peace officer, which is to be served consecutively to the aggravated assault. Perry also ordered him to pay $275 in court fees and $1,200 in attorney fees, with $800 of that waived for inability to pay. In the assault charge, Ruth attacked a detention officer June 29, 2020, after being denied a request to move to a different cell. He shoved, elbowed, kneed him and got him in a headlock before the officer gained control, according to court documents. The assault charge was from a March 2019 case in which a 21-year-old man told police that he’d gone to Ruth’s home to have a drink with him and there were signs that Ruth was under the influence of meth. When Ruth was asked about his meth use, he got upset and grabbed a piece of metal pipe from the room and tried to beat the man with it, hitting him in the head, hand and leg before he left, according to court records.

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