Elmore County jail sergeant gets community service for shoving an inmate

April 11, 2014 

An Elmore County jail sergeant who admitted shoving a female inmate must perform 100 hours of community service in lieu of a five-day jail sentence, a judge ruled Friday.

Tom Robison, 54, of Mountain Home entered a guilty plea to disturbing the peace and was granted a withheld judgment by Elmore County Magistrate Judge David Epis. That means after serving his community service and a year of unsupervised probation, Robison can ask for the conviction judgment to be taken off his record.

Robison was initially charged with misdemeanor battery in connection with the December 2012 incident.

By pleading guilty to the reduced charge, Robison admitted shoving a female inmate in a holding cell, knocking her off her feet, the Idaho Attorney General’s Office said in a news release. The AG’s Special Prosecutions Unit handled the case at the request of the Elmore County prosecutor.

Robison is still employed by the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, attorney general’s spokeswoman Kriss Bivens Cloyd said.

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