Douglas Kling, Marysville, was convicted in a July jury trial of aggravated escape, burglary and two counts of theft of a vehicle. He appeared Tuesday before District Judge John Weingart for sentencing
Despite then county attorney Brian Carroll’s request that Kling be sentenced to 3 years in prison, Weingart sentenced Kling to 24 months of supervised probation with an underlying sentence of 36 months in prison. If Kling violates probation he may be forced to serve the 36 months in prison.
Steve Kraushaar, Kling’s court-appointed attorney, filed an appeal of the sentence immediately following Tuesday’s hearing.
Kling, who is accused of stabbing his now ex-wife, remains in jail on charges related to the stabbing. That case is scheduled for a jury trial in mid-September.