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Man given suspended sentence for assaulting Sundance police officer

Trevor Hartl of Gillette has been given a suspended sentence following an incident in which he allegedly refused to leave a local bar and caused bodily injury to the police officer who was called to escort him from the premises.

According to a statement from the Sundance officer involved in the incident, a disturbance took place at around 9:35 p.m. on August 20, 2020 at the Dime Horseshoe Bar. The bartender told the officer that she wanted Hartl, the man allegedly causing the disturbance, to be removed from the bar.

The officer reports that he attempted at least three times to get Hartl to lea...