Mt. Sterling man sent to prison for domestic violence


A Mount Sterling man was sentenced to nine months in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to domestic violence.

Jeremiah J. Pavey, 33, of 11584 Kellough Road in Mount Sterling, was indicted on one count of domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree, and violation of a protection order. The protection order count was dismissed in Fayette County Common Pleas Court.

According to Washington C.H. Police Department Sgt. Shannon Long’s report, when Long arrived at the Village Court Apartments on June 23, both Pavey and the victim informed Long that Pavey was at the apartment to pick up his child for visitation.

According to the victim and her mother, Pavey was supposed to pick the child up from the victim’s mother due to a civil protection order in place against Pavey. According to the report, Pavey smelled of alcohol when he came to pick up the child.

The victim attempted to give Pavey the child when an argument broke out. The victim then reportedly jumped onto the hood of Pavey’s car in an attempt to stop him from leaving with the child. Pavey then accelerated quickly and slammed on his brakes causing the victim to roll off the vehicle onto the roadway, according to reports. The victim suffered several abrasions and a possible fractured tailbone. She was treated at the Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

A felony of the fourth degree can have a maximum aggregate sentence of six to 18 months and a maximum aggregate fine of $5,000 imposed.

Pavey may be subject to a three-year period of supervision by the Adult Parole Authority if he violates a post-release control sanction. Pavey was awarded 69 days jail-time credit and ordered to pay the costs of prosecution.

By Kellee Bonnell

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