Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Sioux Falls, South Dakota man has been sentenced to two weeks in the Lyon County Jail after an Iowa District Judge found him in contempt of court for failure to obtain a sexual offender evaluation.
The Lyon County Attorney’s office reports that 48-year-old Jason Stowell of Sioux Falls was convicted by a Lyon County jury in August, 2014, of having Indecent Contact with a Child from an incident which occurred in September of 2013 in George. The sentencing judge granted Stowell probation, but as a condition of his probation ordered Stowell to complete a sexual offender evaluation and complete any recommended treatment.
On Monday, September 19, 2016, Stowell was back in court after Lyon County Attorney Shayne Mayer, filed a request with the Court to revoke Stowell’s probation; arguing Stowell failed to comply with the terms of his original sentence. The State requested Stowell be sent to prison for the original sentence of two years.
After a hearing on Monday at the Lyon County Courthouse, the Court found Stowell in contempt, ordered his probation to be extended for one year, and sentenced Stowell to fourteen days in the Lyon County Jail. Stowell was ordered to obtain an evaluation as part of his continued probation.