N.C. man sentenced in jail assault
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Raleigh, N.C., man will serve from six months to two years at a state forestry camp instead of prison time for a Christmas 1997 attack on an inmate at Eastern Regional Jail.
Eric Paris, 20, pleaded guilty to battery Wednesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court. He was sentenced to one year in prison, with the sentence to run concurrently with a five- to 18-year sentence for a robbery charge in Mineral County, W.Va.
Under the Youthful Offender Act, which gives some young offenders an opportunity to get rehabilitated rather than go to jail, Paris will go to the camp instead.