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Waco man sent to jail for attempted possession in case that started with assault

Waco man sent to jail for attempted possession in case that started with assault

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YORK – Sean Hoffman, 44, of Waco was sentenced to jail this week in York County District Court, for attempted possession of a controlled substance in a case that began as an assault charge.

Hoffman was initially charged with first degree assault, terroristic threats, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and possession of a controlled substance, all felonies. All but the charge of possession of a controlled substance were dismissed earlier.

According to the affidavit filed with the county court, an investigator with the York County Sheriff’s Department and the sheriff’s captain were contacted about an assault and dispatched to York General Hospital.

In the affidavit, the investigator says he spoke with a woman who said she had been involved in a physical altercation with Hoffman. She said during that altercation, “Hoffman threatened to kill her on numerous occasions. Hoffman advised (her) at one point that he was going to retrieve his 9mm and kill her.

“During the altercation,” the investigator says, “Hoffman struck (her) numerous times with a metal pipe. She suffered a fractured right wrist due to blunt force trauma caused by being struck with said pipe.”

She also told investigators she had been sleeping on a couch when she was awakened by “Hoffman standing over her wielding a knife. Hoffman was holding it as though he was going to stab her. In an attempt to get away from Hoffman, (she) suffered a superficial laceration (to her finger).”

The assaults took place in a rural residence near Waco.

The possession of methamphetamine charge was added later, but the complaint does not specify how that charge came about.

This week, Judge James Stecker sentenced Hoffman to a term of 120 days in jail with credit for 21 days already served.

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