Clifton pleads guilty to aggravated assault

Lewistown man sentenced to 30 months in jail

LEWISTOWN–Wesley Clifton, 21, of Lewistown, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one felony count aggravated assault and one misdemeanor count endangering the welfare of a child.

Clifton was sentenced by Judge Aaron Gingrich to serve a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 30 months incarcerated in a state correctional facility, with a time served credit of 86 days.

According to court documents, in April, Clifton fired six rounds from a Smith and Wesson pistol, intending to cause serious bodily injury or death, in the direction of a male victim, who had allegedly threatened the safety of Clifton’s loved ones. An infant was within Clifton’s reach during the shooting. No injury to the victim was reported and the victim refused to provide police with any details regarding the incident.

In addition to incarceration, Clifton is financially responsible to pay the costs of prosecution and fines totalling $400.