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Man sentenced for assault with ax handle

An Applegate man pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree assault for beating another man with an ax handle.

The handle did not have an ax head attached to it, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Kyle Lee Hornsby, 25, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the Sept. 18, 2016, assault.

Other cases involving methamphetamine possession, criminal trespassing and third-degree theft were dismissed as part of the plea agreement in the assault case.

Hornsby said he would use his time in prison to “get clean.”

According to prosecutors, Hornsby was angry at tenants who didn’t take garbage with them when they left a property.

Hornsby and Brittany Marie Tudor, now 25, drove to a location in the 9100 block of Upper Applegate Road on the date of the assault, according to the affidavit.

Tudor was accused of punching a female victim in the face and trying to run over a male victim twice with a vehicle.

She pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree assault and fourth-degree assault in June 2017, according to Jackson County Circuit Court records.

Tudor was sentenced to probation plus 30 days in jail for the attempted first-degree assault charge and 30 days in jail for the fourth-degree assault charge, court records show.

It’s not clear from court records whether she served the jail sentences at the same time or one after the other.

Her past convictions include methamphetamine possession, delivery of methamphetamine and unauthorized use of a vehicle, according to court records.

Reach Mail Tribune reporter Vickie Aldous at 541-776-4486 or valdous@rosebudmedia.com. Follow her at www.twitter.com/VickieAldous.

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