An Austin man who spit on a corrections officer several times and also refused to provide a urine or blood sample while being processed for a DWI at the Mower County jail on December 21st, 2016 has been sentenced to jail time and supervised probation in Mower County District Court.
21-year old Brandon Michael-Scott Garson was sentenced in an amended court decision Friday to 30 days in jail and six years of supervised probation for a felony charge of 4th degree assault on a peace officer, throwing or transferring bodily fluids or feces at or on an officer. A prison term of a year and a day was stayed for six years if Garson complies with the terms of his probation, which includes completing an updated chemical dependency evaluation, and following all recommendations. Garson was convicted and sentenced in March of 2020 to two years of supervised probation and $1,000 in fines and fees for a gross misdemeanor charge of 3rd degree DWI, refusal to submit to a chemical test stemming from the same incident. A one-year jail sentence was stayed for two years if Garson complied with the terms of his probation, and he was first convicted on the two charges in September of 2017 after pleading guilty in April of the same year.
An additional felony charge for 4th degree assault on a peace officer, throwing or transferring bodily fluids or feces at or on an officer, gross misdemeanor charges for 2nd degree DWI, refusal to submit to a chemical test and for 3rd degree DWI, under the influence of alcohol, and a misdemeanor charge for no proof of insurance in the case against Garson were all dismissed with his guilty pleas.