Town man gets suspended time for assault on girlfriend

FRONT ROYAL – A judge on Monday sentenced a town man to assaulting and strangling his girlfriend in May.

Casey E. Jenkins, 27, of 117 W. 8th St., appeared in Warren County Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to committing assault and battery on a family member and strangulation. Judge Ronald L. Napier accepted Jenkins’ pleas and sentenced the defendant to two years, all suspended, for one count of strangulation and 12 months in jail, also suspended, for misdemeanor assault and battery of a family member. The judge ordered the sentences to run consecutively. Napier also ordered Jenkins to serve two years supervised probation.

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Anna Hammond prosecuted the case. Local attorney Nancie Williams represented Jenkins.

The case originated in the Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. A judge certified the case to a grand jury that indicted Jenkins on the two charges.

A criminal complaint filed with the case in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court provides details of the incident. Officer S.A. Miller, of the Front Royal Police Department, notes in the criminal complaint that he responded to Mills Lane for a report of an assault. Dispatchers advised the officer that the victim required emergency medical services. Miller states he made contact with Jenkins at the scene and the investigation revealed the suspect had an argument with the victim. The argument turned physical when Jenkins put both hands around the victim’s throat and slammed her head against the wall, bed, door and the floor. The victim told the officer she could not breath and she had red marks on her throat. Emergency responders took the victim to the hospital.

A court document used to determine whether or not the defendant can receive bail states Jenkins was argumentative ,according to the arresting officer.

Court documents show Jenkins’ conviction history includes assault and battery of a family member and brandishing a firearm.