Cunningham Sentenced

1 decade 11 months 1 week ago Tuesday, November 13 2007 Nov 13, 2007 Tuesday, November 13, 2007 3:34:06 PM CST November 13, 2007 in News
Today the sentencing began with extra security on hand. As the van pulled in, sheriff's deputies dressed in tactical gear stood outside the Boone County Courthouse. This isn't the usual practice for the department, but this wasn't a usual case.

Prior threats prompted the extra security, although the sheriffs department says the concern didn't come from a specific threat.

"We haven't done this before at least not in my ten years on the team. This is the first prisoner transport to court we have done and again that's just to make sure. I'd rather have them and not need them then need these guys and not have them," said Lance Robbins, the SWAT team commander.

The deputies in SWAT gear caused some initial alarm, but the Boone County sheriffs department said they wanted to keep it low key and did not want to scare anybody.

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