PITTSBURG — A Pittsburg man was sentenced to 45 days in jail on Wednesday at the Crawford County Judicial Center on burglary charges.
Brett Steven Cobb was sentenced by Judge A.J. Wachter for the April 10, 2016 incident. As part of the plea agreement, Cobb was sentenced on aggravated burglary and an aggravated battery charge was dropped along with misdemeanors for theft, criminal damage to property and assault.
Assistant County Attorney John Gutierrez said Cobb choked his former girlfriend during the incident, but proving he caused great bodily harm under the aggravated battery statute would have been difficult.
Wachter ordered 36 months post supervision and $558 in court-related fees. As part of the sentencing, Cobb is eligible for work release during his 45 days of incarceration — set to begin on Thursday.
The assistant county attorney also said Cobb was intoxicated during the April 10 incident. For that reason, the judge ordered alcohol and drug tests during probation.
The aggravated burglary sentence is the second time the Cobb has been convicted for an offense involving his former girlfriend. Gutierrez said he was formerly charged with domestic battery.
During this incident, court records show that Cobb allegedly attacked his former girlfriend and refused to leave the residence. He also allegedly took her cellphone and caused damage to a pedestal fan.
— Michael Stavola is a staff writer at The Morning Sun. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @MichaelStavola1.