A Jackson man who has been in Teton County Jail for 754 days after a December 2020 stabbing was sentenced Tuesday in Teton County District Court, bringing the two-year case to an end.

Ninth District Court Judge Melissa Owens sentenced Riley Sills, 42, to eight to 10 years in the state penitentiary, in line with what the state was seeking.

Riley Sills

Riley Sills

Town Creek Apartments standoff

Members of the Sweetwater County Tactical Team transfer Riley Sills to an ambulance after taking him into custody outside his Town Creek Apartment on Dec. 31, 2020. Sills pled guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated assault and battery in a plea agreement.

Benjamin Sanchez Nieto

Benjamin Sánchez Nieto was stabbed in the chest outside his Jackson apartment by Riley Sills on the evening of Dec. 30, 2020. Sánchez Nieto was airlifted to Idaho Falls for care following the near-fatal attack.

Contact Kate Ready at 732-7076 or kready@jhnewsandguide.com.

Kate Ready covers criminal justice and emergency news. Originally from Denver, Kate studied English Literature at UC Berkeley and is excited to bring her love for the mountains and storytelling to Jackson. 

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