A former Masury man recently was sentenced to prison in the older of two domestic violence cases he faced.
Joseph A. Hice, 30, pleaded guilty June 15 to a charge of felony domestic violence for a case that stemmed from a May 25, 2020, incident at his former home in the 600 block of South Stateline Road. Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew D. Logan sentenced Hice on Oct. 27 to 2 years’ in prison, with that sentence made to be served at the same time as the sentence in the other case.
On June 10, Hice pleaded guilty to felony domestic violence in a case that stemmed from a Nov. 25, 2020, incident that also occurred at his former home. Judge Ronald J. Rice sentenced Hice July 15 to 18 months in prison.
In the May 25, 2020, incident, a then-27-year-old man reported that Hice had punched him in the face and put him in a choke hold, Brookfield police said.
Hice shoved a then-48-year-old woman on Nov. 25, 2020, and made comments about slicing the throat of the 27-year-old man, police said. At the time of this incident, Hice was bound by a no-contact order issued because of the charges in the previous case, police said.