Crime

Bellefonte man sentenced to county jail

A Bellefonte resident was sentenced on an assault charge Thursday to a stretch in the Centre County Correctional Facility.

Senior Judge David A. Grine sentenced Cedechias Lopez, 51, to 11 months to 23 1/2 months at the facility. He was found guilty by a jury of misdemeanor simple assault, and of DUI and summary traffic offenses in a nonjury trial in January, according to court documents.

The charges stem from a reported domestic violence incident and its aftermath in August, according to the criminal complaint. Lopez has already served 199 days at the prison since being arrested by state police and will get credit for time served.

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