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The Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse (staff photo)
The Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse (staff photo)

A district court judge sentenced a man and a woman Thursday who police say accused each other of assault after an argument.

One of the accused, 23-year-old Patricia Lane, said the man — 47-year-old Walter Davis — parked his vehicle next to hers Dec. 30 in Williamsburg’s Monticello Shopping Center and hit her car with his door upon exiting.

Lane then confronted Davis, and both people have claimed they were assaulted by the other during the confrontation — first verbally, then physically, police said.

Lane is then accused of scratching Davis’ car, which prompted Davis to pull out a handgun and point it at Lane, a police report states.

According to Davis’ attorney Brandon Waltrip, there was not enough evidence to prove Davis assaulted Lane during the confrontation.

Davis was found guilty of brandishing a firearm and pointing it in Lane’s face and was sentenced to three months in jail with all the time suspended. Davis has appealed his case to Circuit Court for trial, court records show.

Lane was found guilty of destruction of property for the keying of Davis’ vehicle, and a charge of assault and battery was dropped. She received a suspended sentence of three months for the misdemeanor destruction of property charge.

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