Walmart Parking Lot Shooter Gets More Than 100 Years in Prison, Morbid Tattoo Revealed

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WILKES-BARRE -- The man found guilty of shooting up a Walmart parking lot has been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison.

Scott Sargent walked out of his sentencing stone-faced after being convicted of multiple charges, including the attempted murder of five police officers.

Sargent will spend the rest of his life in prison. He was sentenced to 179 to 358 years Thursday morning at the Luzerne County Courthouse following that October 2015 shootout at the Walmart parking lot in Wilkes-Barre Township.

Sargent was found guilty on numerous attempted murder charges in October.

New and disturbing aspects of the case came to light at the sentencing hearing. The prosecutor in the case announced in open court that Sargent recently received a disturbing tattoo on his forearm.

Prosecutors said Sargent got a tattoo depicting tombstones with names of his potential victims.

"We learned that he received a tattoo with five tombstones with the names of his victims that survived his attack, with a skeleton skull over the tombstones. We had investigators photograph it and that was used in his sentencing today. I thought the tattoo was deplorable. I think it's disrespectful but it speaks volumes of who he is and what his intentions were that day," said prosecutor Jarrett Ferentino.

The wife of an officer involved in the shootout with Sargent agreed.

"That tattoo is very appalling. I'm very disturbed that someone could actually do something like that," said Stacy Bouton, wife of Officer Brian Bouton.

"When I first heard about the tattoo, I didn't know if it was a joke or not, but obviously, as it turns out, it's very real," said Wilkes-Barre Police Officer Alan Gribble.  "It just shows exactly what kind of person he is and he has absolutely no remorse for what he did that day."

The tattoo sent shock waves through the courtroom.

Wilkes-Barre Township Police Officer Brian Bouton's police vehicle was hit by Sargent's AR-15. He called the tattoo a disgrace

"The rest of his life he has to look at our names on his arm and remind him that he's incarcerated and doesn't have the freedom and that he failed his mission," Officer Bouton said.

He struck Officer Brian Bouton's car that night and Bouton's 11-year-old son, Conor nearly lost his father. In court, Conor testified and had a firm message for Sargent.

"When he's in jail, he's going to remember that those people are still alive today and he's just going to remember it for the rest of his life," Conor Bouton said.

Officer Bouton and his wife Stacy say that Conor came up with the idea to speak. They're hoping that now their family can continue to move on.

"That was thought up all by himself. I tried to keep some of it away from him because of his age and the nightmares and stuff that he does have," Officer Bouton said.

"I'm pleased that he's not coming out of jail at all," Stacy Bouton said.

Sargent had no comment at all but because of his actions in 2015, he will spend the rest of his life in prison.


  • Proteus

    …. why aren’t the liberals clamoring to ban guns? It is obvious that this innocent young man was tricked into his actions by evil guns!

  • Joseph John DiAscro III

    Under the crimes code, attempted homicide of a cop is a first degree felony and is punishable by a term of 20 years in prison. There were 5 cops. That’s 100 years. The tattoo shows that it was due to hate. Since police are considered a covered group under the hate crimes code, that exacerbates the penalty.

  • Dictatorships suck!

    Lady justice definitely sneaked a peak under her blindfold on this one. Shame shame. Our forefathers would not agree to this lengthy sentence. The Judge was obviously putting a cop’s life higher than that of the American citizen.

    • Robert

      I agree our forefathers would have never agreed to such sentence. This would have been resolved with a rope many months ago. But the only thing obvious is your ignorance.

  • troutlover

    We need to reinstate capital punishment for one hour wherein we can have this scum kneel down near the Walmart and then blow what little brains he has! We are extremely lucky that our police heroes took him down professionally. My only recommendation is that the shotgun used to disable him should have been 00 shot and aimed at his head!!

  • Supporter of America

    I wonder if the Judge would have given him the same sentence, if it had been 5 random people? Everyone’s life should carry the same weight, in the eye’s of a judge. How about the 3 that just killed the Dominoe’s driver? What will they get for killing someone? Or the guys that beat the 62 year old to death? #livesmatter

    • Xanadu

      Nah, he gunned it for cops. He’s a hero to them. He’ll be treated like a King and the guards will supply him with all the ink, needles and drugs he desires.

      • SMDH

        LOL Whatchu—-there is absolutely no credible evidence that either Stephen Hawking or Albert Einstein had tatoos. There are dozens of tatoos of Einstein that you can have inked and a smattering of Hawking tatoos that you can get, but neither Hawking nor Einstein had tatoos. Thanks for the laugh this morning.

      • mopar driver

        Look at the dregs of life and you’ll find tattoos , african tribes , gangs , most disgusting or in such demented society , gotta love the face tats that tell the world – I will never work a day in my life . And the proverbial tramp stamps , or worse that says I let some greeseball tattoo my privates !!

    • mouse talk

      So he gets room & board plus meals for the rest of his life… ON US WORKING PEOPLE! I’m curious if he will be in the same facility as Hugo Selenski! Hugo & Scott could compare smirks. He has been the devils spawn all his life!!

    • SMDH

      He may be off of the welfare books, but he is now on the state’s dime to the tune of about $40,000 per year to incarcerate a prisoner in PA. Egregious cases like this—with no doubt he committed the crime, should have swift and quick justice—the death penalty without the George Banks 35 year appeal process. Maybe this Sargent guy will become prison buds with Banks ;) They’d make a wonderful couple.


    Obviously the guy is mass murder potential-although a failure at it. If we can’t take away guns from someone like this at least we can keep him away from guns. I think the court system may have finally solved the problem before this one could actually kill anyone.

  • i quit..


    • LG

      Well he sure as hell tried to kill people. Are you saying he received too much time? Would you like to have him come live with you or live anywhere near you? This time Justice was servered as far as the murderes out there who have basically only got a slap on wrist you’re right that’s ridiculous but as far as this case goes he deserves every bit of his sentence

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