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Scott pleads guilty to trying to hide juvenile
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A man who tried to protect a wanted teen will be going to jail himself after he lied to deputies about the whereabouts of the juvenile they were seeking.
The man, David Matthew Scott, 22, entered a guilty plea to the charge of perjury and was granted an 11-month, 29-day probationary sentence. However, in doing so, he was found to be in violation of his probation and was sentenced by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to serve 90 days in jail for that violation.
Scott’s trouble with the law happened when deputies arrived at a Sandstone Court residence to serve a juvenile petition.
“I saw Mr. Scott on the front porch,” said deputy Brystol Davis, noting he asked him if the juvenile lawmen were looking for was at the residence. Scott told the officer the youth was not there.
The deputy then proceeded to knock on the door and talked to Mary D. Spangler. She also denied the teen being there. Spangler has been indicted by the grand jury for filing a false report.
After giving her denial, she permitted the deputy to search the residence.
“Upon searching a closet, I found the juvenile,” Davis revealed.