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JC man gets probation in assault case

JC man gets probation in assault case

November 24th, 2017 by News Tribune in Local News

A Jefferson City man was placed on five years of supervised probation for pleading guilty to amended charges in connection with a June domestic assault case.

Paul W. High, 41, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon. A second charge of unlawful use of a weapon and a charge of armed criminal action were dismissed.

He was ordered to serve 90 days in the Cole County Jail as part of his probation but given credit for time served.

In a probable cause statement, Jefferson City police said High had an argument with a woman he "has had a romantic relationship with" and pointed a 9mm Ruger at her head after she had kicked him in the groin.

Then, police said, High went outside "and fired two rounds from his Ruger pistol into the ground."

Police said two 9mm shell casings were recovered.

The police report said the woman — who wasn't named — told them she hit High in the face and shoved him — but only after he held the gun to her head.