Bright Receives Probation For Stabbing Mother With Grill Fork

Jeromie Bright

WARSAW — A man accused of stabbing his mother with a grill fork was sentenced today, Oct. 12, in Kosciusko Superior Court I.

Jeromie Lee Bright, 37, 804 N Mill St., Syracuse, was sentenced on a charge of battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony.

The charge stems from an occurrence on Feb. 3, when an officer with the Syracuse Police Department responded to a battery call on Mill Street in Syracuse.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Bright grabbed the victim and started throwing her around. He dragged her to the front porch area and started punching her on top of the head. Bright then threw her against the wall of the porch, causing her to strike her head against cast-iron skillets.

The victim further advised that her son grabbed her around the neck and choked her. Bright then grabbed a large, grill fork and stabbed her in the left forearm repeatedly, while threatening to kill her.

Judge David Cates sentenced Bright to two years at the Kosciusko Sheriff’s Department, suspending the sentence. The time will be served on probation. Bright is to have no contact with his mother and must submit to substance abuse and anger management counseling at the Bowen Center.



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