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Court docs: Coeburn man sentenced for violent attack on wife

Jonathan Ricky Allen (Photo credit: Southwest Virginia Regional Jail)

A Coeburn man will spend five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to malicious wounding for seriously injuring his wife.

According to Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp, 45-year-old Jonathan Ricky Allen pleaded guilty back in February. On Friday, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with five suspended. He will be on indefinite probation following his sentence.

Court documents said Allen's wife told police that he assaulted her at their home in May 2017. The arrest warrant says an argument between them led to Allen punching her in the face several times and then outside their home, firing a gunshot which just missed her. The warrant says Allen's wife went back into the house and felt him hit her in top of the head from behind with a gun. It says Allen then held a knife to her throat in the kitchen and when she tried to defend herself, she was cut between her thumb and index finger. At that point, she reported Allen put both hands around her throat and choked her and made her get into the shower where he poured bleach on her head.

The warrant says she was afraid and waited until Allen went to bed before she called police and got out of the house.

Police said she had cuts to her head, hand and bruises on her face, ears and arms.

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