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White given judicial diversion for pulling gun on his girlfriend
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A man has avoided trial and jail time for pulling a shotgun on his girlfriend.The man, James N. White, 38, entered a plea by information before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to the charge of aggravated assault. He was placed on judicial diversion for three years, meaning he can have his criminal record erased as long as he gets into no further trouble with the law during his three years on probation. He has also been warned not to have any contact with the victim and he must forfeit the shotgun he pulled on her.His sentence comes after he reportedly got stoned and refused to let his girlfriend leave their residence.“She said he had been drinking and smoking marijuana all evening,” said McMinnville policewoman Katelyn Neal of the victim’s side of the story, noting White told the woman neither of them were leaving.The victim said she went to her son’s bedroom to pack his clothes as she was still intent on leaving, regardless of what White demanded.