Repeat domestic-violence offender gets stern warning from judge.

February 23, 2016
Charles Scarbrough with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

Charles Scarbrough with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 60-year-old White Cloud man, who was sentenced in 27th Circuit Court Tuesday Feb. 23 to serve five months up front of a one-year discretionary jail sentence for a conviction of third-offense domestic violence, received a stern warning from Judge Anthony A. Monton.

“If you have another instance of domestic violence, you’re going to prison,” Monton said to Charles Albert Scarbrough, of 108 North St. “I’ll send you as long as I can send you.”

Scarbrough was also ordered to serve three years probation; may not consume, possess or purchase alcohol or drugs; and must enter into any alcohol treatment programs recommended by his probation officer.

Scarbrough, who received credit for 99 days served in jail, pleaded guilty to the charge last month. He testified that he pushed the victim last November in Newfield Township. In exchange for his guilty plea, Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon did not pursue a strangulation charge and agreed to cap Scarbrough’s jail time at five months.

Editor’s Note: The writer and the subject of this article are not related.

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