Spencer Woman Accused Of Intentionally Striking Bicyclist Sentenced

Mon 4-8-2019

(Spencer)-- A Spencer woman... arrested last September after a vehicle collided with a bicyclist near Wal-Mart in Spencer... has been sentenced to prison.

Spencer Police alleged 44-year-old Wendy Willard of Spencer intentionally struck the bicyclist, then physically assaulting her. Willard was charged with willful injury, assault while participating in a felony, and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Willard entered guilty pleas to willful injury causing bodily injury, a class ā€œDā€ felony... and was sentenced to five years in prison. She pleaded guilty to assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor... and was sentenced to two years in prison. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

Willard was also ordered to pay 690-dollars in court costs and restitution. Fines of 13-hundred dollars were suspended.

(Courtesy Community First Broadcasting station KAYL in Storm Lake).