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Brittany Alexander Smith

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer

A 22-year-old woman, who took part in a brawl on Dec. 7, 2012 in Ferrum, was sentenced last week in Franklin County Circuit Court to 12 months in jail with all but 90 days suspended.

Brittany Alexander Smith of Richmond pleaded guilty to assault. She was living in the local area at the time of the incident and enrolled in a nursing program at Patrick Henry Community College.

The brawl began with an argument inside the former Ernesto's Mexican Grill in Ferrum, according to prosecutor Robert Deatherage. The argument between patrons and some Ferrum College students eventually moved outside to the parking lot. The brawl was racially motivated, Deatherage added.

Smith was originally charged with malicious wounding, but the charge was reduced to misdemeanor assault through a plea agreement.

During the brawl, Smith kicked and stomped on one of the participants who was on the ground after being hit in the head with a stick, Deatherage said.

Another person involved in the brawl, Travis Jerrad Turnage, will have a hearing on a malicious wounding charge on Sept. 26 at 10 a.m., Deatherage said.

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