WINNER — A Winner man charged with choking a woman in October has been given a suspended jail sentence.
Richard Lotshaw, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of simple assault on Dec. 19 and was sentenced to 362 days in jail with 330 days suspended and credit for 32 days served.
On Oct. 16, Winner police responded to an East Sixth Street residence, where the woman reportedly said Lotshaw had put her in a chokehold until she passed out when she tried to call the police during an argument.
Lotshaw was originally charged with aggravated assault, a Class 3 felony.
Lotshaw was ordered not to have contact with the victim or use drugs or alcohol. He must also pay $161.50 in fines and costs.