- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Joliet man who is serving a five-year sentence with the Department of Corrections for shooting at police officers who responded to an animal cruelty report in 2011 has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge for infecting his former partner with HIV.

Carbon County Attorney Alex Nixon tells The Billings Gazette (https://bit.ly/1b4qu6V ) that 53-year-old Peter Clifton Northcutt pleaded guilty earlier this month to negligent endangerment, reduced from a felony count of criminal endangerment.

Nixon says the victim didn’t want to go to trial.

Justice of the Peace Kevin Nichols sentenced Northcutt to a year in jail with three months suspended, to run concurrent to the Department of Corrections sentence for three counts of assault on a peace officer.

State records indicate Northcutt has been held at the Yellowstone County jail since November.


Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide