A 20 year old man from Branson has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a home invasion in July of 2009.
Nathan Gardner was found guilty in March by a Taney County jury of 1st degree burglary, first degree assault, and armed criminal action.
Circuit Court Judge Mark Orr handed down Gardner’s punishment Thursday.
Authorities say Gardner and another man forced their way into a home on Quebec Drive in Hollister when a woman answered the door, a man inside at the time was beaten with a club and handgun.
Mark Gandy of Harrison pleaded guilty last year to assault and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.