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Bess sentenced to probation after assault plea

An Emporia man originally accused of pointing a gun at a woman as she held an infant child has learned his fate.

Casey Wayne Bess, 30 was sentenced Tuesday to 24 months probation and ordered to pay more than $800 court fees. Judge Merlin Wheeler also ordered Bess to have no contact with the victim and said he could have visitation with his child under court supervision.

As part of his sentencing, Bess also was ordered to register as a violent offender, complete domestic violence and drug & alcohol courses and enter into a fathering program. If he fails any stipulations under his probation, Bess could face 13 months in prison with a mandatory 12 month supervision period afterward.

Bess had been charged with aggravated assault, domestic battery and misdemeanor child endangerment after an incident Nov. 14 in the 1100 block of Woodland. The incident allegedly started with an argument between Bess and a woman and culminated with a threat from Bess to the woman who was holding a baby during the altercation.

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