A gaggle of Dalraida residents expressed excessive aid as they discovered that the person who made them “prisoners” in their very own houses won’t be returning to their neighborhood after receiving a hefty jail time period.
Jason Clark, forty six, was sentenced to forty years for 2 counts of aggravated stalking Monday morning by Montgomery County Circuit Decide Truman Hobbs Jr. Hobbs gave Clark twenty years on every cost and set the sentences to run consecutively.
Clark beforehand pleaded responsible to 2 counts of aggravated assault after having terrorism and drug trafficking costs dropped.
The case made nationwide information final yr when neighbor’s revealed that Clark had wreaked havoc on his group, poisoning lawns and making demise threats. He additionally attacked a number of individuals who lived round him. Coupled together with his weird and alarming conduct, he was additionally caught with an enormous arsenal of weapons and ammunition.
Lots of those self same neighbors stood and confronted Clark at his sentencing and testified about what he put them by means of since 2009 of their neighborhood on South Georgetown Drive.
Clark’s lawyer, Tom Azar, spoke first on the listening to, telling Decide Hobbs that his shopper has already spent 574 days in jail. Azar stated he has been baffled by the media protection the case has acquired from Inside Version and the Nationwide Examiner, which ran headlines about Clark like “The terrorist subsequent door” and “Crazed man shot at neighbors.”
“It’s gotten extra publicity than the capital homicide instances that I’ve dealt with up to now 20 years,” Azar said.
Azar additionally identified that a danger evaluation was finished on Clark and the physician discovered that he was not at a excessive or average danger of committing violent conduct and was at a low danger to re-offend.
“He has no prior historical past of violent conduct and we ask the courtroom for probation,” Azar added.
Azar indicated that Clark had plans to maneuver out of Alabama.
The state countered by having the 2 essential victims listed within the indictment testify together with others from the neighborhood.
Sara Chandler was one in every of Clark’s stalking victims. She advised the decide that she’s recognized Clark for 27 years as a result of she lived throughout the road from him and his household.
“He threatened me, yelled at me and scared me tremendously,” she stated.
Chandler additionally described how she was coming residence from work at some point and noticed Clark swerve his automotive in the direction of an aged neighbor who was getting her mail as if he was going to hit the lady together with his…