CENTERVILLE — After attempted murder charges were significantly lessened by a prosecutor, a Centerville man received a suspended jail sentence.

John Wayne Oposnow, 50, of Centerville, had originally been charged in September with attempted murder and intimidation with a dangerous weapon. However, just over two weeks later Appanoose County Attorney Susan Cole requested charges be amended “upon further review.”

Her motion to the court, dated Sept. 30, stated she found in her review that domestic assault while using/displaying a weapon and first-degree harassment were more appropriate charges to pursue. It dropped two felony charges to two aggravated misdemeanor charges.

Oposnow entered a guilty plea on Oct. 21 to the charge of domestic assault while using/displaying a dangerous weapon. He was released by court order on Nov. 1.

On Tuesday, Judge Rose Anne Mefford sentenced Oposnow to one year of jail time, with all but 30 days suspended, and gave credit for time served. He was fined $855. The sentence was detailed in a negotiated plea deal.

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