Man to serve 3 years for break-in, assault

Posted: Friday, May 25, 2001

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fort Yukon man has been sentenced to three years in prison for a pair of break-ins and assaults.

Charles Talbott, 22, broke into the home of the same Fort Yukon woman twice, on Dec. 17, 2000, and on Jan. 30 this year.

In February, he agreed to plead no contest to two counts of first-degree burglary. Other charges, including criminal mischief and assault, were dismissed.

In the December incident, Talbott broke a window of the victim's home, entered and began physically assaulting her.

In January, the same thing happened. Talbott punched and kicked the victim and also attacked her with a glass picture frame, causing multiple injuries. Alcohol was reportedly a factor in both incidents.

Talbott is the father of the woman's 2-year-old son. She told Superior Court Judge Charles Pengilly the sentence was too severe and ''I believe jail will only take away his opportunity to get his life straight.''

Talbott was sentenced to two years in prison with one of those suspended for the first count, and four years in prison with two of those suspended for the second count. He also received three years' probation and will have to pay up to $250 in restitution.

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