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D’Aundre Glover walks out of court Thursday following his plea and sentencing.

FAIRMONT — A 22-year-old Fairmont man was allowed to be released from jail Thursday after his plea and sentencing for a 2018 incident in which he entered a residence on Virginia Avenue and attacked a woman while she was sleeping.

As part of a plea agreement, D’Aundre Glover pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery before Marion County Judge David R. Janes.

In the original criminal complaint, Glover had been charged with felony malicious assault.

The complaint states that on Aug. 21, 2018, Glover forcibly entered a residence on Virginia Avenue and “did intentionally and maliciously strike” a woman while she was sleeping.

She suffered lacerations to her head and body, and was transported to Fairmont Regional Medical Center. Police said she and Glover “were previously in a domestic relationship.”

Glover was sentenced to a year in jail, but because he has been incarcerated for more than a year since August 2018, he was allowed to be released.

“He’s been in for a year, and so he has basically served his one-year sentence since the incident occurred,” said Michelle Minutelli, Marion County Assistant Prosecutor.

Judge Janes said Glover will have two years after his release from jail to pay $237 in court costs and attorney fees, which won’t be calculated until Glover’s court-appointed counsel submits his voucher.

Judge Janes told Glover he received “a sweet deal” and advised him to “stay out of trouble.”

Eric Hrin can be reached at 304-367-2549, or ehrin@timeswv.com.

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