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Cherokee Man Prison Sentence

October 15, 2020 10:52am

A Cherokee man who threatened several people at an apartment complex was sentenced this week in Buena Vista County District Court to four years in prison.

40-year-old Sefton Akin entered a guilty plea last month for two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, both aggravated misdemeanors.

Akin was arrested in March for threatening several people with a knife at the apartment complex at 1726 East Milwaukee Avenue. Akin was reportedly intoxicated, and was located by officers in a nearby apartment. There were no injuries.

Akin was sentenced to two years for each count with the Iowa Department of Corrections, and the sentences will run concurrently.