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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 26, 2022

Richmond man pleads guilty to strangulation, assault charge in Charles City

By Andre Jones | September 16, 2022 10:58 am

A Richmond man entered guilty pleas to crimes stemming from an assault as part of an agreement reached in Friday morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court.

Christopher Glenn Marshburn, 42, of the 2100 block of M Street, pled guilty to one count each of strangulation, misdemeanor assault and battery of a family member, and misdemeanor violating a protective order during his trial.

In a summary of evidence provided by Charles City Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Tyler Klink, on Feb. 18, a Charles City deputy responded to a residence on Ruthville Road related to a possible alleged assault. Upon arriving, the officer discovered a victim with injuries. When questioned, the victim had indicated that Marshburn came into the home drunk and wanted to have sex with them. When the victim denied it, Marshburn punched the victim and then strangled them. An investigation was conducted and the defendant was arrested on the crimes. It was also determined that Marshburn had violated a protective order from the court on Mar. 23, triggering that charge and subsequent conviction.

Under the agreement, sentencing on the strangulation conviction has been deferred for two years, with Marshburn required to complete 100 hours of community service, place on probation, and complete any assigned programs from the probation office during that time. If he successfully completes all of those things, the strangulation charge will be dismissed.

Marshburn received a six-month sentence with all time suspended on the misdemeanor assault and battery of a family member conviction. On the violation of a protective order, he received a 60-day sentence with 56 days suspended (four days to serve). He was also issued another protective order for one year and can only have peaceful contact with the defendant.