XENIA — A Xenia man was sentenced to a year in jail after being found guilty of domestic violence July 6.
Quinston W. Joplin, 29, received the minimum mandatory prison time from Judge Michael Buckwalter for the fourth-degree felony and will get credit for 161 days he’s already served plus any time he spends in Greene County Jail awaiting transport to the state facility.
Joplin was indicted by a Greene County Grand Jury in February and charged with one count of domestic violence and one count of disrupting public services.
According to Assistant Prosecutor Alice DeWine, Joplin had a verbal argument with his then-girlfriend, who was pregnant. DeWine said the woman was hit in the stomach and then pushed down and pinned on a bed.
In a plea deal with the state, prosecutors agreed to drop the second count if Joplin agreed to plead guilty to the domestic violence.
DeWine said several factors went into the plea agreement, including potential testimony by the victim.
“It’s always a consideration,” she said. “(But) he is serving 12 months mandatory time.”
Joplin is on probation in Montgomery County on weapons charges and was found guilty of burglary in Greene County Common Pleas Court in 2013, according to court records.
Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.
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