GATE CITY — A Tennessee man will spend at least six years in state prison after he was found guilty of holding his estranged wife at gunpoint for several hours at her Southwest Virginia home last year.
Brett W. Freeman, 26, 147 Circle Drive, Gray, pleaded guilty in May during an appearance in Scott County Circuit Court to multiple felonies, including breaking and entering with a deadly weapon, abduction, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and reckless use of a firearm.
30th Circuit Court Judge John Kilgore sentenced Freeman to 15 years and 12 months in prison before suspending 10 years of the sentence. Freeman must also submit to supervised probation and avoid contacting the victim in the case.
The charges resulted from a domestic dispute involving a loaded gun that occurred in February 2012 at the home of Freeman’s then-estranged wife. Authorities said Freeman fired the weapon multiple times inside the home while holding his wife against her will for several hours.Read more in the Sunday print edition of the Times-News or in the expanded electronic edition.