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Man gets 3-5 for attacking girlfriend

Jul 16, 2017 - From staff reports

Shane Garvin, who beat up his girlfriend last month in Riverton, is set to be sentenced to three to five years in prison.

Under his plea agreement, however, Garvin's sentence will be suspended if he completes an in-patient treatment program, and he will receive three years supervised probation.

Garvin is set to plead guilty to domestic battery, which is a felony since it is at least his third offense.

Because Garvin's actions violated his probation for a previous suspended sentence, he'll be required to spend at least 180 days in prison before going to in-patient treatment for that sentence.

On June 9, Garvin was arrested after inflicting a "significant injury" to his girlfriend's eye.

The girlfriend told police the attack happened after Garvin made fun of her for her epileptic seizures and then told her that he had been cheating on her.

The girlfriend said she told Garvin to leave their apartment. He allegedly returned a half hour later, when he started the attack.

Garvin apparently later bragged about the incident on Facebook.

He told police the attack happened after his girlfriend "freaked out" when he admitted to cheating on her.

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