- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A mandolin player for a Utah-based Celtic rock band who used his instrument’s case to strike a bandmate in the face following a performance in Idaho has been sentenced to 14 days in jail.

Thirty-nine-year-old Samuel Cottrell of Bountiful, Utah, also on Monday in 7th District Court received a sentence of two and a half years on probation.

The Post Register reports (https://www.postregister.com/node/69301) that Cottrell pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

Authorities say the assault took place on March 15 after an argument started as Cottrell and other members of the group Swagger loaded musical equipment after performing at the Celt Pub & Grill in Idaho Falls.

Swagger frontman Rick Butler says Cottrell played mandolin for the band until the night of the assault.

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Information from: Post Register, https://www.postregister.com


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