Time suspended for Palmer man

Posted: Friday, October 16, 2009

PALMER - A 46-year-old man convicted of threatening Alaska State Troopers has been given seven months in jail, but his credit for time served means he's ready for release.

The authorities arrested Adam Cardwell April 12. Calls to trooper dispatchers played at trial this summer had the Caswell-area man threatening to shoot troopers and run over people on the highway to get a trooper response.

The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reports that Superior Court Judge Kari Kristiansen sentenced Cardwell to 56 months in prison, but suspended 49 of them.

Cardwell had only been in jail for six months - not seven. But by law, a convict is allowed a one-third sentence reduction if he behaves himself while behind bars.

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