Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell, announced today that MICHAEL SHARPE, DOB: 4/29/1964, of Branson, Missouri, was sentenced Thursday by Taney County Circuit Judge Mark Orr, to seventeen (17) years in prison for the class A felony of domestic assault in the first degree and seventeen (17) years for the felony of armed criminal action. MICHAEL SHARPE had entered a guilty plea just prior to the time his jury trial was set to begin, on Monday morning November 29, 2010. Those sentences will run concurrently with one another, and any other sentences.