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Man gets probation for beating friend


A Havre man received one year of probation for beating a friend to the point of requiring restorative plastic surgery and incurring permanent damage to his face.

Brian Carpenter, born in 1977, pleaded no contest in a plea deal to a misdemeanor assault Tuesday in state District Court in Havre. The charge was amended Tuesday from felony aggravated assault.

District Judge Daniel Boucher imposed a one-year deferred imposition of sentence on Carpenter, also ordering him to continue counseling to improve his anger coping skills. If Carpenter abides by the conditions of his sentence, he can have...

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