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Two Bartholomew County men were sentenced to prison for domestic-battery convictions, among other crimes, and another county resident was sentenced to prison for violating the terms of his probation, including domestic battery.

Zachary D. Perry, 21, 508 Pence St., Columbus, pleaded guilty to domestic battery, a Class D felony; perjury, a Class D felony; and two charges of invasion of privacy, Class A misdemeanors.

Bartholomew Circuit Court Judge Stephen Heimann accepted the guilty pleas Friday and entered judgments of conviction for each charge, according to the sentencing order.

Heimann sentenced Perry to one year in Bartholomew County Jail for one count of invasion of privacy and 2½ years in prison for domestic battery. Heimann ordered the sentences to be served at the same time, but consecutively to the convictions for the other two charges.

Perry also received a sentence of 220 days in jail for the second count of invasion of privacy, with credit for 110 days served, and a sentence of 2½ years in prison for perjury. Heimann ordered these two sentences to be served consecutively.

According to a Sept. 28, 2012, police affidavit, Perry returned home upset and turned his anger on his girlfriend, who was holding their 7-month-old daughter.

He grabbed a paring knife, pinned his girlfriend down in a chair by pushing on her face and neck, and held the knife above his head, the affidavit stated. Police documented redness and swelling under the girlfriend’s left eye, and red marks on the side of her neck, according to the affidavit.

Manson David Howard, 46, 385 N. East St., Hartsville, had guilty pleas for intimidation, a Class D felony, and domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor, accepted by Heimann on Friday.

Howard was sentenced to one year in Bartholomew County Jail for the domestic battery conviction, but given credit for 180 days already served. He also was sentenced to 2½ years in prison for the intimidation conviction, to be served consecutively to the domestic battery conviction.

The convictions stem from an April 10, 2008, incident with his ex-girlfriend in which Howard pulled her hair, grabbed her arm in a way that caused pain and grabbed her throat, according to an affidavit. Howard also threatened his ex-girlfriend when he learned she was seeking a protective order, the affidavit said.

Mark D. Purvis, 32, 611 California St., Columbus, pleaded guilty Friday, when Heimann entered a judgment of conviction for escape, a Class D felony.

Purvis admitted to removing his electronic monitoring device, and in doing so violated the terms of his probation for domestic battery, invasion of privacy and operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing endangerment to a person.

Heimann sentenced Purvis to three years in prison for the escape conviction. The judge also gave Purvis credit for 368 days time served for the crimes, for which he was on probation, and closed the cases.

Purvis’ probation for domestic battery stemmed from an incident involving his girlfriend. According to a police affidavit, Purvis punched her in the mouth during an argument.

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