Sentencing date set for Zachary Wester

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Sentencing date set for Zachary Wester By: Shelia Mader
Former Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy Zackary Wester who was found guilty last week of 19 charges involving fabricating evidence and arresting innocent people returned to court Monday. Judge James Goodman heard from Assistant State Attorney Thomas Williams and Wester’s attorney, Ryan Davis when setting the sentencing date. Sentencing will take place July 13, 2021 at 2:45 p.m. Davis told Judge Goodman he would need about an hour to hear from the witnesses he would be calling. Last week, Zachary Wester was found guilty on 19 of the 67 charges. Of the 12 alleged victims that testified, the jury only found him guilty on charges related to three of them. The convictions were for racketeering, three counts of official misconduct, three counts of perjury, three counts of fabricating evidence, four counts of possession of a controlled substance, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of false imprisonment.

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