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Domestic violence cases plague court system

Domestic violence cases plague court system
A Dresden man convicted of domestic assault was released from jail two days into a 30-day jail sentence last week. According to the Weakley County General Sessions Court clerk’s office, Jared Hinman was ordered to serve his 30-day sentence in eight-day increments. Hinman was arrested in Dresden Oct. 2 for accusations of beating his pregnant wife. An affidavit cites Hinman knew his wife was pregnant during the incident. Dresden Police officer Michael Gertsch noted in the report, Hinman’s wife had bruises, red marks and swelling to her neck, stomach, right leg, forehead and her face. He was initially charged with domestic assault, four violations of orders of protection and viable fetus as a victim. Through a plea agreement with the district attorney’s office, all charges were dismissed except the domestic assault charge. Hinman was sentenced to 30 days in the Weakley County Detention Center and ordered to pay a $25 fine plus court costs. Beginning Nov. 7, Hinman is allowed to serve his sentence in eight-day increments. In other domestic violence news, a Rutherford man who allegedly threatened to kill his ex-wife was granted a reprieve in Weakley County General Sessions Court last week. Chancy Roach, 30, of Rutherford was accused of forcing his way into his ex-wife’s apartment in Martin. An affidavit cites once inside the apartment, Roach pushed the victim and claimed he had a gun on himself. The victim was able to escape with her four-year-old daughter and call local authorities. Roach faced charges of aggravated burglary and domestic assault. Weakley County General Sessions Judge Tommy Moore granted a deferment for Roach and will review the case in April of next year. Roach’s charges will be dropped at that time if he remains out of trouble in the next six months. A third man facing domestic charges will face the January term of the Weakley County Grand Jury after allegedly beating his girlfriend and eluding officers. Hoytt Phillips, 32, of Dresden is accused of beating his girlfriend with a tire tool. An affidavit states Phillips choked and punched the victim at her home in Dresden. He allegedly tried to stab her with the tire tool and attempted to force her to swallow a bottle of pills. Phillips faces felony charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, burglary and evading arrest. After his arrest, Phillips was held without bond in the Weakley County Detention Center. Moore granted Phillips a $10,000 bond after his court appearance last week. As of Monday, he was still housed at the Weakley County jail. WCP 10.21.08

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