A man has been sentenced to a month in jail for kicking his father in the face with a pair of steel-toed boots.
The man, Robert B. Roddey, 31, was directed by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and to attend anger management classes on the reduced charge of simple assault. He was originally charged with aggravated assault which carries three to six years in prison. He was additionally given 30 more days to serve for violation of probation.
The victim, George Guindon, told police he was summoned by his wife who told him there was trouble and he needed to come home. When he arrived a fight broke out and he was attacked by Erica Guindon. She was also charged but her count of domestic assault was dismissed in light of her being found in violation of probation. She must serve 45 days for that violation.
The victim said as he was fending off the woman’s attack, he fell to the ground and was kicked by his son.
“Mr. Roddey came at him and kicked him in the face with steel-toed boots,” the warrant against him reads, noting he then fled the scene.
Mr. Guindon required treatment at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital for injuries he sustained from being kicked.