A Masury man charged with attacking a man and a boy, knocking out the man temporarily, has been sentenced to jail for a misdemeanor assault charge.
Richard R. Couturiaux, 39, of 8198 Ulp St., entered a plea of guilty or no contest July 7 to one of two charges, and the second was dismissed upon his agreement that there was probable cause for the charge to be filed, and that he pay costs.
Trumbull County Eastern District Court Judge Marty Nosich sentenced Couturiaux to 60 days in jail with credit for the 40 he had already served, and a $100 fine.
The attacks occurred May 29 across the street from Couturiaux’s home, Brookfield police said. Couturiaux argued with Joseph W. McGaughey, 38, of 8203 Ulp, over a relationship Couturiaux had with McGaughey’s wife while McGaughey and his wife were separated, Brookfield police said.
Couturiaux ran across the street and tackled McGaughey and the 17-year-old boy, then punched McGaughey and knocked him and the boy back to the ground, Brookfield police said. Couturiaux punched and kicked McGaughey in the head. The boy tackled Couturiaux, who went back to his yard, police said.
McGaughey suffered a skull fracture, a dislocated jaw and brain bleeding, police said.
The boy was punched in the face but suffered only minor injuries, police said.
Couturiaux initially was charged with felonious assault of McGaughey, but a Trumbull County grand jury indicted Couturiaux only on misdemeanors.