MACON, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) — A Macon man is set to go on trial this week after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and kidnapping in connection with the June 2020 attack on his wife.
Macon Judicial District Attorney Anita Howard posted a message on social media about the guilty plea. The attack took place on June 15, 2020, when Dontiz Hughes smashed his wife’s car window and began beating her when she arrived home. He dragged her from the car into the house, where he tried to strangle her and continued to beat her. The victim was able to escape from the house and seek help, after which she was treated at the hospital with several injuries.
Hughes was sentenced to 30 years for the offenses after pleading guilty – 20 of those years must be served in prison.
DA Howard is quoted as saying about the situation:
“Most cases of domestic violence happen at home and others do not directly see it. My office is committed to opening doors and ending this insidious and dangerous crime that has such a devastating impact on families in our communities.”
The post ends by thanking the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office for assisting the prosecution and bringing justice to the victim and her family.