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Christmas in Jail for the Next 5 Years, for Montana Man Sentenced in Assault

(CBS)
Man To Spend Christmas In Jail For Next 5 Years
(CBS)

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (CBS/AP) There's no place like jail for the holidays.

A Montana judge has given Daniel Martz a 10-year suspended sentence for choking and hitting a woman in May 2009. But District Court Judge Nels Swandal also ordered Martz to report to jail from Dec. 15 through Jan. 1 for the next five years, according to the Livingston Enterprise.

Swandal said incarcerating Martz around the holidays will keep him out of trouble.

Park County Attorney Brett Linneweber said Martz's arrest record shows he has gotten into trouble before during holidays.

No mistletoe for Mr,. Martz for the next five years - just metal bars.