Lewistown man pleads guilty

Beck sentenced to 12 years in jail for assault

LEWISTOWN –In lieu of jury selection, Shawn L. Beck, 40, of Lewistown, pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated assault, according to Mifflin County District Attorney Christopher Torquato.

President Judge David Barron sentenced Beck to a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 years incarceration in a state correctional facility, Torquato reported, as well as financial responsibility to pay court costs, fines and restitution. The court order outlining the financial details of Beck’s sentence was not available as of press time Tuesday.

Police reported responding to a report of assault on Nov. 12, 2017 and observed the victim was bleeding from the left ear and had a contusion on the forehead as well as above the right eye. The victim reported being beaten by Beck with a night stick during an argument and that Beck also threatened to stab the victim.

The same victim later reported to police that, during an August incident, Beck had been drinking alcohol and arguing with the victim, then stabbed the victim in the lower right torso/abdomen. When interviewed about the August incident, Beck reported to police that three unidentified males demanded he and the victim give them money and that one of the unidentified males stabbed the victim.

After both incidents, the victim was treated at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital Emergency Department.

Following his sentence being imposed, Beck was remanded to Mifflin County Correctional Facility, pending transport to state prison, according to Torquato.