BOONE, Iowa—A 38-year old Ogden man has been found guilty of Domestic Abuse Assault and Child Endangerment charges by a Boone County jury. A release from the Boone County Attorney’s office says the jury verdict against Brian Eugene Ingram was announced Wednesday in District Associate Court. Both counts are Aggravated Misdemeanors and subject to a maximum possible sentence of two (2) years with the Iowa Department of Corrections. The jury trial commenced on November 8, 2016, with evidence from the victim and witnesses, and finished on November 9, 2016.
Evidence at trial came out that on August 12, 2016, an Ogden Police Officer responded to a residence in the city of Ogden. At the residence the victim reported that the defendant, Brian Eugene Ingram, pulled a gun and threatened to shoot the victim. The victim reported that Brian Ingram took two guns and left the house with his minor son. After tracking Brian Ingram’s phone, officers located Ingram and his minor child around 12:30 a.m. driving on a gravel road. The two firearms were later seized from a vehicle on a property of a relative of the defendant. Brian Ingram was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Child Endangerment. After the arrest an Officer interviewed Brian Ingram and he denied pointing any gun at the victim. However, a young child saw Brian Ingram pointing the gun at the victim. The child said he was scared because earlier that day he saw Brian Ingram put a round in the firearm.
After a day and a half long trial, a Boone County jury found Brian Ingram guilty of Domestic Abuse Assault and Child Endangerment. Both counts are Aggravated Misdemeanors which carry a maximum sentence of two (2) years for each count. The Ogden Police Department along with the assistance from the Boone Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. Matt Speers with the Boone County Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case on behalf of the State. The defendant was represented by a local attorney.
Sentencing on this case will be determined by the District Associates Judge with input from the prosecution and defense. The sentencing will be held in the next five to six weeks.
(contributed article and photo Boone County Attorney’s Office)