- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A former Vermont legislator who was charged with domestic assault has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge under an agreement with prosecutors.

Robert South, of Barre, was accused in May of grabbing the neck of a family member during a dispute at a St. Johnsbury home and was charged with domestic violence.

South was facing up to 18 months in prison if convicted. The Caledonian Record reports (https://bit.ly/1Ocp7Li ) he pleaded guilty Thursday to an amended misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and violating conditions of release. He was ordered to pay $650 in fines and nearly $400 in court surcharges.

South served as a Democrat in the Vermont House of Representatives for six years. He was not re-elected in November 2014.


Information from: The Caledonian-Record, https://www.caledonianrecord.com

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