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Man probated for assault, imprisonment charges

A Winchester man received three years probation after assaulting his wife a year ago.

Nicholas Helmburg of Dubuy Drive, pleaded guilty in October to charges of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and first-degree strangulation.

Thursday in Clark Circuit Court, Helmburg was sentenced to five years each for second-degree assault and first-degree strangulation plus one year for unlawful imprisonment and 12 months for fourth-degree assault.

Judge William Engle ordered all four sentenced to run concurrently and then probated them for three years.

Helmburg was arrested following an incident at his residence on Nov. 2, 2019, after he got into an argument with his wife. Winchester Police said the woman had minor cuts from broken glass and was hit on top of her head.

No weapons were involved in the incident.

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