Three plead guilty to assaults
Published 9:00 am Monday, May 7, 2018
Three people charged in an April 2017 assault all pleaded guilty Thursday and agreed to serve seven years in prison.
Billy H. Bowman, 47 of Irvine, 38-year-old Kennie Jean Helton and 40-year-old Tim Reed II all pleaded guilty to second-degree assault from a brawl involving two victims
Robbery and complicity charges against the three were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. All three will be sentenced June 14 in Clark Circuit Court.
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According to court documents, the victim, Charles Jones, let the three into his residence on Trapp Goffs Corner Road around 4 a.m. April 17, 2017.
In court Thursday, Bowman admitted to hitting Charles Jones in the back of the head with a propane tank.
Bowman said it started as a fist fight until Jones came at him with a gun.
Sheriff’s deputies wrote in the arrest warrants that Bowman grabbed the gun after a struggle and threatened to kill Jones.
Helton and Reed were charged with assaulting Ronald W. Wiler during the incident.