Assault in Barton lands man in prison

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NEWPORT — A Williamstown man will serve up to six years in prison after being convicted on an aggravated assault charge which stems from an incident that took place in Barton last year.

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Thomas Lussier Jr., 35, was in court last week, where he pleaded guilty to charges that he assaulted a 31-year-old Barton man on April 6, 2014.

According to an affidavit, Lussier was inside the foyer of the man’s Water Street apartment, when he began attacking him.

Witnesses told police that he hit the man at least twice, with one witness saying that he used a golf club or some type of stick in the attack. He split the man’s cheek open, eventually knocking him out.

Afterward, the victim did not remember what happened, only that Lussier had came at him.

Judge Howard VanBenthuysen ordered Lussier to serve one to six years in prison.

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