Stalker sentenced to jail.

April 5, 2016
Joban Scott with his attorney, David Glancy.

Joban Scott with his attorney, David Glancy.

By Allison Scarbrough. Courts/Police Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 35-year-old Westmont, Illinois man was sentenced to serve seven months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term for an aggravated stalking conviction Tuesday, April 6, in 51st Circuit Court.

Joban Loy Scott also faced a felony count of using a computer to commit a crime that was dismissed in a plea agreement.

Scott testified previously that he stalked a female victim last December in the City of Ludington. His sentence also includes no contact with the victim and five years probation.

Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said Scott engaged in “persistent conduct to contact the victim,” describing it as “extremely disturbing behavior.” Scott had no prior criminal record, Spaniola said.

Scott’s attorney, David Glancy, said his client has been in counseling while lodged in jail. He received credit for 99 days served in jail.

“I’ve had time to reflect while I’ve been in jail,” Scott said to Judge Susan K. Sniegowski, saying he “hit rock bottom while incarcerated — jail is not a fun place.”

“I would like to be able to reenter into society and fix the mistakes I’ve made,” Scott said, adding that he was “trying to fix a relationship that can’t be fixed.”