- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) - A Georgia man will serve time behind bars for assaulting a West Virginia State Trooper in 2015.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports (https://bit.ly/2jRHH1m) 55-year-old Michael Wayne Lowery of Carrolton, Georgia, was sentenced Monday to two to five years for the unlawful wounding of a government employee and one to five years each on charges of assaulting and obstructing a police officer.

The charges stem from a June 2015 altercation involving Senior Trooper J.R. Tupper, who received serious head injuries in a fight with Lowery at a Princeton Walmart after the store called asking help for “panhandling” on its property.

A Mercer County judge said Monday that Lowery has already served 601 days in jail, leaving two years and about four months remaining on the minimum time to be served.


Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, https://www.bdtonline.com

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