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Man from Springfield Sentenced for Assaulting His Ex-Girlfriend

A man from Springfield will spend several years on probation after being convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Investigators say Rostell King was seen on surveillance footage with his ex at the Vue Apartments on East Walnut in July of last year.

The footage shows him punching and kicking the victim, leaving her with scratches, bruises, a broken tooth and 12 stiches.

King pleaded guilty to a first-degree assault charge and was sentenced Wednesday to five years probation.

Prosecutors believe his actions should have warranted time in prison, and say this was not an isolated incident, according to the victim.