Rogers man sentenced for jail incident

LISBON –A Rogers man charged with additional violent crimes while he was already incarcerated at the county jail was sentenced in Common Pleas Court to three years in prison last week.

But he will be allowed to serve the sentence concurrently with another prison sentence.

Nicholas J. Voigt, 23, Carmel Achor Road, Rogers, has pleaded guilty to felonious assault, complicity to felonious assault and tampering with evidence in October in connection to the assault of fellow inmate Joshua Peterson on April 17.

Voigt was believed to have encouraged four other inmates to help in the assault and robbery of Peterson, an incident which left Peterson with a broken nose. Voigt further was believed to have tried to cover up the evidence from investigators by concealing bloody clothing after the assault.

Voigt is already serving a 10-year sentence for attempted murder, felonious assault and discharging a firearm into a habitation. He was charged after firing a gun on Oct. 16, 2017 about 10 times into a Depot Street, Rogers, house, into an area of the home where Matthew Casto was known to sleep. One of the rounds struck Casto in the back of the head.