Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell, announced today that DANNY WAGGONER, JR., DOB: 5/25/1987, of Harrison, Arkansas, was sentenced Thursday, April 19, 2012, by Circuit Judge Mark Orr to prison terms on the charges of Robbery in the first degree, Tampering in the first degree, and Armed Criminal Action. Judge Orr sentenced Waggoner to fifteen (15) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for Burglary in the first degree, seven (7) years for the Tampering in the first degree, and twenty (20) years for Armed Criminal Action. Waggoner had previously entered a guilty plea on February 16, 2012, to the three (3) felonies, in the Taney County Circuit Court, with the only agreement with the State being that the sentences could run concurrently with one another.
Burglary in the first degree carries a maximum punishment of fifteen (15) years in prison, and Tampering in the first degree carries a maximum punishment of seven (7) years in prison. The felony of Armed Criminal Action stems from Waggoner using a firearm to threaten the homeowner â€“ who ultimately shot Waggoner â€“ and there is no maximum sentence for that crime.