The father of a 2-year-old boy who drowned in a Masury swimming pool was sentenced June 28 to 9 to 23 months in jail with house arrest eligibility, followed by 3 years’ probation.
Because of credit for time David Gammon had spent in jail and on house arrest awaiting resolution to the case, he has already served all but about a month of the minimum sentence of confinement.
Sharon police charged Gammon, 36, of 512 Lafayette Ave., Sharon, with involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of children, alleging Gammon drank to unconsciousness Sept. 10 while watching his sons, who were 5 and 2.
The boys wandered away, spurring a massive search by authorities from Pennsylvania and Ohio, and citizens who were summoned to the cause through social media posts.
The 5-year-old was found safe, but his brother, Anakin, had gotten into a swimming pool on Syme Street and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Gammon pleaded no contest to both charges March 12.
Senior Judge John C. Reed ordered that Gammon be paroled after completing 9 months of confinement, undergo drug and alcohol and mental health assessments and be subject to random drug testing.