- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

GONZALES, La. (AP) - A Louisiana state senator has been sentenced to jail over allegations that he bit his wife’s arm during a dispute over a cellphone at their Geismar home in July.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/2jF8Zc6 ) that state Sen. Troy Brown pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse battery.

Judge Frank Foil sentenced Brown, a Democrat from Assumption Parish, to 30 days in jail but suspended all but two days of that sentence. The judge also ordered Brown to pay a $300 fine and complete 64 hours of community service.

Brown previously pleaded no contest in September to a misdemeanor simple battery charge stemming from allegations that he punched a girlfriend during a dispute in 2015.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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