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Ward sentenced for hitting girlfriend with baseball bat
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Howard Leslie Ward Jr. entered a plea bargain before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke.
A man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after he hit his girlfriend in the head with a baseball bat.The defendant, Howard Leslie Ward Jr., 25, entered a plea bargain before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to the lesser charge of domestic assault and was directed to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and undergo batterer intervention classes. He was also ordered to stay away from the victim. He was originally charged with felony domestic assault which carries three to six years in prison.His jail time comes after deputies were called to a home on Cooper Road where a woman was heard screaming.