Columbus Woman Found Guilty Of Multiple Felonies, Will Serve At Least Three Years In Jail

COLUMBUS – A Columbus woman charged with multiple felonies has been sentenced to at least three years in prison.

33-year-old Mary Argent was found guilty of use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance, and tampering with physical evidence in the Platte County District Court on Friday.

The first count carries a minimum jail sentence of 30 months, with a maximum sentence of five years, and a credit of 30 days time served. The two other counts carry a minimum sentence of one year in jail, with a maximum jail sentence of two years.

According to an arrest affidavit, officers responded to reports of a possible domestic disturbance at Walmart on March 13. Officers located the vehicle in question at the Murphy USA gas station, where contact was made with Argent.

Officers detected an odor of marijuana from the vehicle, but Argent refused to allow a search, and threw a glass pipe containing methamphetamine into a trashcan next to the fuel pumps. Upon searching the vehicle, officers discovered a bag with 46 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, $280 in cash, a bag with 2.4 grams of marijuana, and an unloaded 9mm Keltec handgun with a separate loaded magazine.

Argent’s sentence is scheduled to begin immediately.

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