Man pleads guilty to punching woman at Charlottesville rally
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to punching a woman as she yelled anti-racist chants at white supremacists at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Thirty-seven-year-old Dennis Mothersbaugh of North Vernon, Indiana, pleaded guilty to assault and battery Friday in Charlottesville. He was sentenced to eight months in jail.
The Daily Progress reports that 21-year-old Jacob Smith of Louisa County, Virginia, also pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor assault and battery. He was charged with assaulting a reporter on Aug. 12 as she was covering the events following the car attack that killed Heather Heyer and injured of others.
Smith received a suspended sentence and was ordered to perform community service.
Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com