The Associated Press
9:01 AM EST, December 12, 2012
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP)
A Virginia man who brought a machete into a traffic argument has been ordered to serve 12 months in a detention and diversion center.
James Lee Bond Jr. of Hardy also was sentenced Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to slightly more than 11 years in suspended time.
The 47-year-old also will pay more than $3,350 in restitution to the man he cut for medical bills and lost wages.
Bond pleaded no contest in October to a charge of malicious wounding and other related offenses stemming from the May driving dispute with two men in a Hardy shopping center.
The Roanoke Times reports that prosecutors have said that Bond grabbed a machete out of his pickup truck and cut the man who had put him in a headlock.