FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A man convicted of rioting in a Fort Collins neighborhood last spring was sent directly to jail after sentencing.
Kodi Noel insisted he is innocent at the sentencing hearing on Tuesday, but a judge said evidence showed he was a leader at the party that turned into a riot where people threw glass bottles, rocks and cans at police.
According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan, the judge sentenced the 24-year-old man to 180 days in Larimer County Jail.
Last November, a jury found Noel guilty of misdemeanor engaging in a riot. The jury found him not guilty of felony engaging in a riot with a deadly weapon -- for allegedly throwing beer bottles at officers during the melee.
Noel isn't the only one in trouble after an estimated 800 people got out of hand at the late-night party near the Colorado State University campus on April 27. Fourteen other people have been charged in the incident.