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Teen gets 100 days for attacking driver
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A teen will serve 100 days in jail after he pulled a man from his car and beat him up.
The defendant, Phoenix Ledbetter, 19, entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of reckless endangerment, stalking, and assault with bodily injury. He was ordered to serve 100 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and was warned not to have any further contact with the victim. He will be required to undergo batterer intervention.
The victim told police he had just dropped off his girlfriend at her house on Riverview Street when a pickup truck pulled in front of him and boxed him in. Ledbetter then got of his vehicle.
“He went to the driver’s side and punched at the window,” the victim told police, noting Ledbetter was then able to get the door opened and tried to pull the victim out of his car.
The attempt left the victim with scratches on his back and neck. Police also noted a large knot on the front side of his head when he was punched by his assailant.
The motive for the attack was not revealed.