Rising Basketball Star, Tony Farmer Gets Prison Sentence for Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend
One of United States’ top 100 college basketball recruits, Tony Farmer was sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting his ex-girlfriend. The Ohio state judge told Farmer he would be eligible for early release after serving 180 days.
Farmer’s coach and ex-girlfriend spoke on his behalf telling the judge that he’s a good kid and doesn’t belong in prison, but after the Ohio state judge saw the video of Farmer assaulting his ex-girlfriend, she decided not to grant any leniency.
Arizona Revised Statute 13-1203 states that a person commits assault by:
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing physical harm to another person.
- Intentionally putting someone in a place of apprehension or possible injury.
- Knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure or provoke the person.
The possible punishments for committing assault on another person can range from a class 1 misdemeanor to a class 3 misdemeanor, with possibl jail sentences ranging from 30 days to 6 months.
Probation and treatment programs are other methods of punishment that are often used in Arizona.