Judge Jan Satterfield placed Mandy Crandall on probation for 12 months Thursday in accordance with her plea deal for fleeing and eluding police officers.
Crandall was charged in the case involving the death of Trevor Wakefield.
She and the state had reached an agreement where she pleaded to count two of her charges, which were fleeing and eluding, with the state recommending probation.
Prior to the sentencing, a pre-sentence report was issued that showed a criminal history score of E.
There was a possibility Crandall could have been sentenced to 60 days in the county jail.
Crandall's attorney asked the court to follow the plea bargain and place her on probation because Crandall is pregnant and has a scheduled c-section in October. She also said Crandall had been drug free since the incident. She said while Crandall was at the shooting, she was not the shooter, and she ended up having the keys thrown to her so she drove. Crandall, who is living in Wichita, also is working for Independent Living.
Satterfield went on to ask Crandall some questions about her personal life, first asking about any children.
Crandall has two children. Her 13-year-old son is in custody of his father and she is going to court to get joint custody. She has custody of her 5 year old.
"What brought you to El Dorado that day?" Satterfield asked.
Crandall said her family is from here.
"Convince me why I shouldn't take you into custody today and have you serve 60 days," Satterfield continued.
"I'm pregnant," replied Crandall. "I help take care of an older lady through my work who has one leg and she can't get around too well. I want to get my son back."
"Do you believe you have appreciated the gravity of the whole nature of the situation?" Satterfield asked. "You have a fairly extensive record even though it's mainly misdemeanors, which concerns me how well you are going to do on probation. It causes me to think you need more than just probation or what some might view as a hand slap because of the overall seriousness of these charges and the fact that apparently you have been on probation numerous times."
She pointed out she could have Crandall serve 60 days.
"My question is has this had an impact on you to change your way of thinking or your view?" Satterfield asked.
"Yes, your honor," Crandall answered. "I'm trying to get my life back right the way it should be for my kids and for myself."
Satterfield said her view of Crandall throughout the proceedings was it has not had an impact.
Page 2 of 2 - "I don't know if it's your nature you get nervous and smile," she said. "I've never gotten the impression you appreciate the gravity of the situation and that someone died. I might be wrong. That might be how you deal with stress."
Crandall said she takes medication, but she can't while she is pregnant.
"I talked about seeing a counselor because it does bug me every day," she said.
Satterfield went on to sentence Crandall to 12 months probation, with the underlying 10-month prison sentence.
"I'm not going to take you into custody today," Satterfield said. "I'm not sure that you've convinced me that you don't deserve it but it wasn't part of the plea agreement and we'll see what happens with your probation and how seriously you take that if you turn your life around."
Crandall was not imposed any fines, but was ordered to pay $550 in attorney fees.
She also is not allowed to use drugs or alcohol and has to get a mental health evaluation. Unless it is an emergency, she cannot get any pain medication for a sore hand or ankle without discussing it with her probation officer. Satterfield also gave her permission to transfer her probation to Sedgwick County.