Law enforcement turns out to support deputies at sentencing

More than 60 law enforcement officers from around the county were in court last week to show their support for two Clermont County deputies who were injured in the line of duty last year.

The perpetrator of the assault, Larry Armacost, was due for sentencing in the incident, which started as a noise complaint and ended with two deputies seriously injured.

“Mr. Armacost was found guilty of four counts of felonious assault,” said Judge Robert Ringland. “He was also found guilty of two counts of resisting arrest. Now we are set for sentencing.”

Defense attorney Ken Zuk requested that the judge allow some of the counts against Armacost to be combined, creating a lower possible sentence for the defendant, which was denied. Zuk also argued that his client be recognized as sorry for the actions he committed.