PM Report: Man arrested for violations

Published 9:19 am Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Police arrested Travis James Hall, 23, for leaving the scene of an accident and a felony order for protection violation after police received a 911 hang up call from 1318 E. Main St. at 12:53 a.m. Tuesday, according to reports.


Hit-and-run crash reported

A hit-and-run crash was reported at 10:28 a.m. Tuesday at 915 Maplehill Drive, according to reports. Reports indicated the vehicle that was hit was a 2003 tan Taurus. The crash happened sometime Sunday or Monday.


Decoration damaged

Lights were reported cut on a reindeer decoration at 1319 Sheridan St. at 10:51 a.m. Tuesday, according to reports.


Man pleads guilty to beating

AUSTIN — An Austin man pleaded guilty Tuesday to beating his 12-year-old daughter in the face and legs with a belt.

Christopher Craig Siverly, 33, pleaded guilty to malicious punishment of a child — a felony — in exchange for dismissal of one other domestic assault charge. Siverly’s plea agreement states he will serve 21 months in prison, although he has not been formally sentenced yet.

Along with appearing in court to enter his plea, Siverly was sentenced to 18 months in prison Tuesday for a probation violation. His upcoming 21-month sentence will run concurrent with the 18 months, according to court documents.

In court, Siverly said he struck her with the belt twice and is not sure if the buckle hit her in the face.