Newport News woman pleads guilty to assault

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News woman accused of assaulting a father and daughter a year ago entered a guilty plea Thursday.

Misty Dobson was facing two counts of malicious injury by acid/explosive/fire. One of those charges was amended to a lesser charge of assault and battery in court Thursday and the other one was withdrawn.

Police arrested Dobson last July after a fight broke out between two families at an apartment on Jefferson Avenue.

Dobson was accused of assaulting a woman then spraying the woman’s father with pepper spray.

On Thursday, the judge suspended all of Dobson’s 12-month sentence.

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