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March 28, 2013

Appanoose County woman violates probation goes to prison

CENTERVILLE — An Appanoose County woman who was charged with going armed with intent, D felony and domestic abuse assault with intent or display a weapon, aggravated misdemeanor, in 2011 was sent to prison for probation violation.

Sheena Lorrine Sibert, 23, of Centerville, had her probation revoked by Judge Kirk A. Daily on March 1 and he imposed the original two year prison sentence. Sibert allegedly violated her probation on Feb. 19, 2013.

But this isn't the first time Sibert was found going against her probation in this case.

Judge Daily found her in contempt or any other act or omission declared a contempt on Oct. 12, 2012 and sentenced her to inpatient treatment at MECCA. The original charge was probation violation.

Sibert on June 22, 2012 plead guilty to the charge of domestic assault causing bodily injury, enhanced, an aggravated misdemeanor. Sibert was convicted of domestic assault in Appanoose County on Oct. 30, 2009.

The court March 15, 2013 dismissed the D felony charge of going armed with intent.

Judge Daily Aug. 3, 2012 sentenced Sibert to a fine, two years in state prison, all but two days of the prison sentence suspended, credit for two days served in the Appanoose County Jail and two years probation with the Eighth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for the charge of domestic abuse assault with intent or display a weapon.

According to the criminal complaint filed May 9, 2011 by the Appanoose County Sheriff's office, Sibert at approximately 7:19 a.m. on May 7, 2011 had a verbal argument that turned physical with her live-in boyfriend, Joshua Don Matthews. That morning's argument turned physical when Sibert admitted she went to the kitchen to get a knife that she placed against Matthews' throat.

The complaint goes on to state Sibert while at the Law Center following her arrest and reading of her rights in the presence of two law enforcement officers said "that she wanted to kill him (Joshua Don Matthews)."

Sibert owes $7,325.99 for this case.

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