Man who previously attacked deputy with knife sentenced for carrying a concealed knife.

November 29, 2021

Corbett appears in 27th Circuit Court Monday via Zoom videoconferencing from the Oceana County Jail.

Man who previously attacked deputy with knife sentenced for carrying a concealed knife.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 41-year-old Hart man who is on parole for attacking an Oceana County sheriff’s deputy with a knife three years ago was back in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Nov. 29, for a sentencing hearing for a conviction of carrying a concealed weapon — a knife.


Clayton John Corbett, of 215 S. Hart St., was sentenced by Judge Robert D. Springstead to one year in jail. Judge Springstead gave Corbett zero credit for his time served, because he was on parole at the time of the offense. Corbett’s sentence runs consecutively to any parole violation sanctions he receives.

Corbett was sentenced to two to 15 years in 2019 for felonious assault. He was also on parole at the time of that offense for a 2012 Oceana County conviction of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. He was sentenced to four to 10 years in prison, according to the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS).

He did a prior prison stint in 1999 for an Oceana County conviction of two counts of second-degree home invasion for which he was sentenced to three to 15 years in prison.

Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon said he advises Corbett to use his time while incarcerated to address his mental health issues. Sentencing guidelines in the case are nine to 23 months.

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