A man who beat up his girlfriend and then tried to explain her injuries by telling her mother she fell into the TV has been sentenced to 120 days in jail.
The man, Clint Richard Cantrell, 25, was ordered to serve 90 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence for domestic assault. He was given 30 more days for possession of meth. He also had his probation revoked and must serve the balance of his former sentence on top of his new jail time.
His prior convictions include an assault on his own mother back in 2015 which cost him 120 days in jail.
His new jail time comes after he confronted his girlfriend and told her that he was leaving. His girlfriend volunteered to leave, saying she was going to her mother’s but she was prevented from leaving by Cantrell.
“He slammed the door with his left arm and pressed his right forearm into my throat,” the victim swore in the warrant against Cantrell, noting she grabbed at her attacker’s throat to defend herself and told him not to put his hands on her. “He pulled back and punched me in the left side of my face.”
It was at that point the victim’s mother ran into the room and Cantrell claimed she had fallen into the TV. He then took his things and left while the victim went to Saint Thomas River Park Hospital for treatment.