Sentencing Pushed Back for Bengston, Jail Time Unlikely
Sentencing for Jayme Bengston is pushed back until February. She is one of two women charged in a September beating in Hinckley. Bengston, 20, pleaded guilty on November 2nd to fifth degree assault charges for her role in the attack of two women.
She is due back in court on February 25th. Prosecutors said in court Friday that part of the plea deal is that Bengston will serve no more jail time.
According to the criminal complaint, Bengston and Danelle Diver, 19, forced their way into a residence after a fight with two other women over money they were owed. The complaint states that Diver beat one of the two women with a baseball bat which resulted in the victim suffering head trauma, a laceration on her lip and face swelling.
Authorities arrested Diver on Saturday. She is charged with three counts of first degree burglary, each charge carries a penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a $35,000 fine. She is also charged with second degree assault which is punishable by up to seven years in prison and/or a $14,000 fine.