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No jail time issued for Lake Andes assault

LAKE ANDES -- A Lake Andes man accused of choking a woman in April will not serve more jail time, a Charles Mix County court ruled recently. Ronald Antoine, 35, was convicted on May 28 of one count of domestic simple assault. He was sentenced to ...

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LAKE ANDES - A Lake Andes man accused of choking a woman in April will not serve more jail time, a Charles Mix County court ruled recently.

Ronald Antoine, 35, was convicted on May 28 of one count of domestic simple assault. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 83 days suspended and credit for seven days served.

Antoine was arrested for domestic aggravated assault on April 20 after a deputy from the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a residence on North Seventh Avenue in Lake Andes and found a woman crying in the front yard.

The woman told authorities that in a disagreement over social media, Antoine had put her in a chokehold, restricting her breathing. Antoine and the woman's son both reportedly made statements corroborating her story.

Antoine pleaded guilty to the simple assault charge the day he was sentenced. He was ordered to pay $385 in fines, court costs and a domestic abuse surcharge.

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