Swett Sentenced for Parole Violation 21 Nov 12

The Worthington woman serving 20 years of probation for abducting an employee at the New Ulm Wal-Mart earlier this year and claiming there was a bomb in the store has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for a probation violation.

38-year-old Elisheba Joy Swett received the additional sentence Tuesday in Brown County Court after being taken back into custody last week for failure to maintain contact with her probation agent and failing to comply with the intrastate probation transfer process.

Swett had received a stayed 20-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to kidnapping and terroristic threats for the incident at the New Ulm Wal-Mart in June.

The judge on Tuesday reinstated the terms of her probation, including Swett having no contact with the victim, or any Wal-Mart store, and being required to register as a predatory offender.

A restitution claim by Wal-Mart that Swett pay over $100,000 for employee lost wages was withdrawn and resubmitted for $585.