Attorney Alex Jones said Duhamel decided earlier in the day to plead guilty and has been very polite and apologetic to him and that he was willing to take responsibility for his actions.
“I’m sorry for wasting the court’s time,” Duhamel said.
Ruppert sentenced Duhamel to a 180-day jail term with credit for 143 days already served and fined him $500 and costs for the inducing panic charge. Ruppert said the remaining 37 days of the jail term would be served consecutively to his Middletown jail sentence.
In addition, Ruppert sentenced Duhamel to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine and costs for the protection order violation but credited the jail time to time served.
Duhamel appeared in Middletown Municipal Court on July 6 where he entered guilty pleas to three charges. He was given a 180-day jail term and two 90-day jail terms to be served consecutively.