Dawson man gets probation in pickaxe attack
A Fayette County man who was accused of assaulting two men with a pickax and biting a woman's hand will serve a year on probation.
A jury in April convicted Jerry Allan Mulac, 45, of Dawson on charges of simple assault, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and harassment.
He was acquitted of more serious charges of aggravated assault.
Judge Joseph George Jr. on Tuesday imposed the sentence of one year of probation.
George noted Mulac could have been sent to jail for six to 12 months. The judge advised Mulac that if he violates the terms of his probation, he could be resentenced to a term of imprisonment.
Police said Mulac was standing on Davis Road Dec. 27 with a pickax in one hand and yelling as a motorist, Brock Rice, approached. When Rice stopped and rolled down his window, Mulac struck him in the face with the ax handle, according to police.
Rice fled to a relative's house. Police said Mulac assaulted several of Rice's relatives who went to the scene, including a woman whose hand was bitten.