An Omaha was sentenced to probation for repeatedly hitting and kicking a man, so much so, that the victim suffered 15 fractures to his face.
Shane Perrigo was sentenced Friday to 18 months probation for third-degree assault, which is a misdemeanor. He was originally charged with the felony, first-degree assault, but took a plea deal in August.
On Friday, Judge Michael Coffey told the court he didn't want to give probation. He told Perrigo, "Not only did you punch a guy in the face, you kicked him when he went down.
Both the victim and prosecutors had asked for probation. If Perrigo violates it, he will have to serve the last 90 days in jail. He was also ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution, take an anger management class, and either hold a full-time job or go to school.
On March 17, Joshua Thomas was severely beaten at a party. He was repeatedly kicked and punched in the head. Perrigo was initially ticketed for a misdemeanor assault, but after Thomas' mother raised her voice, the suspect found himself facing the felony.
A civil suit is pending, which seeks a substantial amount of money from Perrigo.