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Victoria man goes to trial on assault charges

By Gheni_Platenburg
March 26, 2012 at 7:01 p.m.
Updated March 25, 2012 at 10:26 p.m.


A Victoria man is set to go to trial on assault charges this week.

Damien Lavar Barefield, 32, faces one count of third-degree felony assault.

He was indicted on the charge in May 2011.

In February 2011, Barefield injured his then-girlfriend Tiffany Garner by placing his hands around her throat and squeezing, according to the indictment.

Barefield, who is being represented by attorney Micah Hatley, had a previous conviction in September 2003 for assaulting a family member.

District Judge Robert Cheshire will preside over the case.

A start date for the trial will be announced later this week.

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