In a case where a Doyline couple was charged with domestic abuse battery, one entered a plea of guilty while the other pleaded not guilty.
Ashley R. Gray, 31, entered a plea of guilty to misdemeanor domestic abuse battery in front of 26th Judicial District Judge Parker Self, sitting in for Judge Mike Nerren. She was sentenced to six months in the Webster Parish Jail, suspended with credit for time served.
She was also sentenced to one year of active supervised probation.
Justin Rowell, 28, entered a not guilty plea and is set for trial Feb. 12, 2016 in front of Nerren.
Assistant District Attorney Marcus Patillo is assigned to prosecute Rowell’s case with Kendra Joseph serving as his attorney from the public defender’s office.
On Nov. 5, Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Gray’s residence in reference to a domestic disturbance. Deputies were told an argument escalated over a missing bottle of whiskey and determined Rowell and Gray appeared to be impaired.
Deputies reported Rowell allegedly told police Gray hit him and stabbed him with a sharp object. Gray was reported to have told deputies Rowell threw her to the ground and kicked her repeatedly.
Deputies say this was the third time the sheriff’s office responded to call of this nature with the couple.