Former Roanoke Uber driver charged with sexual battery to face jail time
A former Roanoke Uber driver will face jail time following allegations he sexually battered a passenger.
Thomas Jefferson Dyne was in court Wednesday in Roanoke County. According to his attorney, David Steidle, Dyne was sentenced to 12 months in jail with one month suspended. He has a $2,500 suspended fine as well.
This came after he pleaded no contest to charges against him in August. The original felony charge was downgraded to a misdemeanor.
This came after an arrest in October 2018, following allegations from a Roanoke County woman that Dyne forced her to touch him inappropriately during a ride from downtown Roanoke to her home.
Steidle told WDBJ7 that Dyne is undergoing counseling and has been ordered to have no contact with the victim.