Sanford sentenced to spend three decades in jail

Published 7:00 am Friday, March 3, 2017

The man found guilty in the attempted murder of a woman will now serve 30 years in jail for an assault that involved a claw hammer.
Jason Sanford,32, of Seminary was arrested in Aug. of last year after officers were called to the scene of what was described as a serious beating. The case began on Aug. 23, when Poplarville Police officers were called to a home on North Jackson Street in reference to an assault. According to previous coverage, the officers arrived to find Sagan Brooks on the couch with wounds all over her body. Investigation into the case showed that a claw hammer was used in the assault, according to a release from the 15th District Attorney’s Office. The victim suffered multiple contusions and face and jaw fractures.
Sanford was arrested the next day and later charged with attempted murder. Poplarville Police Chief Butch Raby would later describe the case as one of the worst beatings he’s seen where the victim survived. She is still recovering from her wounds, previous coverage states.
Sanford pleaded guilty to the attempted murder charge on Feb. 9, and on Feb. 28, he was sentenced to 35 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for the attempted murder of Sandra Brooks. Of that sentence, he will serve 30 years, according to the District Attorney’s press release.
“This defendant deserves every day the court gave him for this crime,” 15th District Attorney Hal Kittrell said in the release.

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