Former Armstrong Police Officer Receives Probation and Suspended Prison Sentence

by Brian Wilson
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–A former Armstrong police officer has received a suspended sentence and probation after initially facing over 80 charges, including several felony counts.

Earlier this year, 32-year-old Benjamin Scheevel agreed to plead guilty to seven of his original 85 charges, with the rest being dropped as a part of the agreement.

Court documents show out of those seven charges, two of them were felonies for unauthorized access to or dissemination of criminal intelligence data, while the other five were misdemeanors of unauthorized access to or dissemination of criminal history data.

Scheevel received a five-year suspended prison sentence and a three-year term of probation this week in Emmet County District Court. He has also been ordered to pay fines and court costs associated with the case.

When Scheevel was originally arrested, his charges also included ongoing criminal conduct, perjury, tax evasion, theft, stalking and assault for incidents that occurred from 2016 through 2019.

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