A 21-year-old Washington C.H. man was sentenced to probation after he reportedly choked his 41-year-old mother and fractured her rib.
Christopher W. Aills appeared May 31 before Washington C.H. Municipal Court Judge Victor Pontious Jr. and plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence.
A Fayette County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital at approximately 1 a.m. May 31 in reference to a domestic violence incident that had occurred at a Grace Street apartment in Union Township.
The victim advised she was attempting to locate property inside the residence May 31 and when she woke her son up to ask if he had seen the property, she said her son began choking her. The victim stated she began defending herself and her son pushed her into the bathroom, causing her to fall into the bath tub possibly causing injury to her right side and lower back.
A warrant was issued for Aills for domestic violence and he was arrested and taken to the Fayette County Jail.
During his appearance Tuesday in municipal court, Aills waived his right to an attorney and plead guilty before asking the judge for probation.
“I’ve got two jobs. Is there any chance of probation?” said Aills.
Aills stated that the victim was responsible for the incident too: “I do feel horrible … it’s not all me though.”
The municipal court received word that the victim had a fractured rib from the domestic violence incident.
“Do you feel you caused her injury?” said Judge Pontious.
“I don’t feel that I did,” said Aills, stating he had left the apartment before things got too bad.
A life squad had been called to take the victim to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital for treatment. She was later released. According to the court, the victim no longer has a place to stay due to the domestic violence incident.
“You need to stay away from her,” said Judge Pontious. Pontious ordered Aills to have no contact with the victim. Additionally Aills was sentenced to 120 days jail time with that 120 days suspended, a $150 fine plus costs, a three-year probation period, an order to complete counseling, and restitution for medical bills of the victim.
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