Just over four months after he was criminally charged in connection with aiming a laser pointer onto the field of play at Busch Stadium, a student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School has reportedly been sentenced in connection with the incident that also led to the resignation of a Mercy Health executive.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Eric Bogard, of Creve Coeur, entered a guilty plea December 14 to a count of disturbing the peace at an athletic event and was sentenced by a St. Louis city municipal court judge to six months probation, 20 hours of community service and ordered to pay the St. Louis Cardinals $500 in costs. The paper reports that the actual charge tied to the use of lasers was dropped.
. Bogard was in Mercy's suite during the game. On August 10, Marie Glancy, a Mercy executive in the suite the night of the game who was uncooperative with authorities during their investigation, resigned her post as the hospital chain's Chief Advocacy Officer.
The Post-Dispatch says the case will be expunged from Bogard's record if he stays out of trouble during the probationary period. While his client did admit to pointing the laser onto the field, Bogard's attorney still contends that the teen was not the only person who brought it to the stadium and got rid of it.