A Claremont man who choked his wife before striking her with a can of Raid was given a largely suspended sentence.
Gilbert L. Hughs Jr., 55, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault by strangulation.
During an argument with his wife following an evening at the bar, he put his hands around her neck and choked her, according to court documents. She then sprayed him with a can of Raid, which he took and used to hit her.
The woman was eventually able to lock herself in the bathroom when Hughs ducked into the bedroom as, per court documents, she suspected he was retrieving his gun. She left the home with a friend when a neighbor stopped over to visit with Hughs, according to the documents. As she left, she noticed Hughs was holding a gun.
After receiving treatment at the hospital, the victim and her friend returned to the friend’s house and where they found Hughs. He was arrested near the home with a loaded pistol in his vehicle, according to the legal paperwork.
He was sentenced to seven years in prison with six years and six months suspended and given credit for 132 days served. He will be on probation for the remainder of his suspended prison term and was fined $117.
Woman who stole from Aspire clients must make restitution of $2,138
An Aberdeen woman who stole from Aspire clients receiving support services received a suspended prison term and must make restitution.
Lori A. Moffenbier, 46, pleaded guilty to felony identity theft. She pulled cash from various accounts using the debit cards of people with which Aspire works. Aspire provides a variety of services for adults who have disabilities.
Per court documents, Moffenbier was caught stealing money once, admitted to “accidentally spending” the money and repaid the $234 taken, but retained her job. When money went missing again and Moffenbier was confronted a second time she admitted taking the money, paid $600 back and was fired. A review of other accounts revealed more money was missing.
Moffenbier must make restitution of $2,138.
A two-year prison term was suspended and she must spend a year on probation and pay a $117 fine.
In other recent Brown County felony court cases:
- Zaken C. Spotted Horse, 28, Aberdeen, pleaded guilty to domestic aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for hitting another person with a hot frying pan. He received a seven-year suspended prison term, five years probation and a $1,142 fine. He was also ordered to complete chemical dependency and mental health evaluations and parenting and anger management classes.
- Ricardo Rodriguez Gonzalez, 18, Aberdeen, pleaded guilty to domestic aggravated assault by strangulation for an argument with his girlfriend that turned physical. He had the victim pinned down on the bed and his hands around her neck, according to court paperwork. He received a five-year suspended prison sentence, was placed on probation for five years and was fined $1,142.
- Demetrius McAllister, 27, Aberdeen, pleaded guilty to simple assault against a law enforcement officer for punching the arresting officer in the groin. He was given credit for 178 days served in jail and fined $1,117.