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    Man Gets Jail Time for Assaulting West Virginia Trooper

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    PRINCETON– A Georgia man will serve time behind bars for assaulting a West Virginia State Trooper in 2015.

    The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports 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.

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