Mears man sent to prison for felonious assault.

August 1, 2016
Jacob Wilson with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

Jacob Wilson with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — A 28-year-old Mears man was sentenced to 18 months to eight years in prison in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Aug. 1, for convictions of felonious assault and third-offense habitual offender.

Jacob Allen Wilson, of 5549 Cherry Court, brutally assaulted his ex-girlfriend last February. The violent attack involved choking the victim nearly to the point of unconsciousness.

Wilson was initially facing charges of assault by strangulation, arson pre-burn $200-$1,000 and larceny $100-$1,000, but those charges were dismissed in a plea agreement when he pleaded “no contest” to the other two charges, June 20.

Judge Anthony A. Monton also ordered that Wilson pay $875 in restitution to the victim.

While lodged in the Oceana County Jail, Wilson was also charged with assaulting an inmate. Wilson’s attorney, Timothy Hayes, said the assault charge has since been dismissed in 78th District Court, stating that Wilson was the victim of the assault – not the assailant.

Wilson received credit for 117 days served in jail.

Monton said sentencing guidelines are 10-34 months.