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Dent man sees jail time for assault weapon

A 31-year-old Dent man will spend a year in jail after a pistol was found in his vehicle following a September assault at a nearby bar.

Jacob Stanbrough was convicted in Otter Tail County Court of possession of an assault weapon and DWI stemming from a Sept. 12, 2010 arrest.

According to court documents, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of an assault at the Peg Leg Bar in Dent. The responding deputy was told the suspect left in a black Chevrolet pickup truck. Shortly after, the deputy spotted a vehicle matching the description traveling on Hwy 108. The deputy followed the vehicle into a driveway, where Stanbrough got out of the truck, yelled an obscenity and admitted to officers that he was intoxicated and had left the bar to flee a fight. A breathalyzer revealed he had a blood alcohol level of .218.

Before leaving the scene, the deputy entered Stanbrough's vehicle to roll up the windows. While in the truck, the deputy spotted a wood-handled black revolver in a holster on the passenger side floor. Five holes in the cylinder were loaded with live ammunition, and two unfired cartridges were on the floor, according to court documents.

Stanbrough told officers he was holding the weapon for a family member. His father later backed up that story to deputies.

Stanbrough has a previous felony assault conviction, as well as two additional DWIs. He'll serve a split 365 day sentence in Otter Tail County Jail and will be on supervised probation for 15 years. Violation of his probation could land him 27 months in a state correctional facility.