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Eudora man pleads no contest to misdemeanor battery charge against 11-year-old boy

September 23, 2011

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A judge Friday morning convicted a 47-year-old Eudora man after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge as prosecutors agreed to dismiss two other felony aggravated assault cases he faced.

Bradley E. Goff entered the plea Friday after prosecutors had accused him in June of committing misdemeanor battery against an 11-year-old boy on June 19 in Eudora. Goff had also faced three more felony charges related to two other January incidents in which he was accused of swerving his vehicle at three people in Eudora.

Defense attorney Michael Tubbs said the plea agreement and dismissal of the felony charges was part of a global resolution with prosecutors. Chief Assistant District Attorney David Melton said as part of the probation terms Tubbs is prohibited from having contact with the boy and the three other victims in the felony cases that were dismissed.

District Judge Kay Huff sentenced Goff to serve one year on probation, and if he violates terms of his probation he could serve six months in jail.

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cheeseburger 2 years, 6 months ago

If the DA's office or the judge had any idea what a scumbag Goff is, they wouldn't have been cutting him a break. Of course that would have meant that the DA's office would have had to do a little investigating, which they would rather not do and instead allow him to plead down.

The judiciary in this state and in this county and city need immediate and complete revamping.

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somedude20 2 years, 6 months ago

47 year old beats up an 11 year old and then uses his car as a weapon and aims it at 3 people and he is allowed to plead to one small charge while missing the felonies and just gets 1 year probation? I guess it is a good thing he did not have a joint on him otherwise he could be looking at some real time. WTF is up with the system now. Get drunk, kill a young girl, leave the scene and only get 6 months. Old dude beats up a little child, uses car as a weapon and gets 1 year probation but the person who has some drugs gets years. Sorry but I call bull shhhhh it on that one!!!!

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BlackVelvet 2 years, 6 months ago

so folks can commit felonies all they want, as long as they plead guilty to a misdemeanor so the DA's office doesn't have to go to court? And they say crime doesn't pay.......

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cheeseburger 2 years, 6 months ago

What a crock. Goff is nothing but a _____. (You fill in the blank, cause if I do, it will be disappeareded!)

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meggers 2 years, 6 months ago

"Chief assistant district attorney David Melton said as part of the probation terms Tubbs is prohibited from having contact with the boy and the three other victims in the felony cases that were dismissed."

I think that should read "Goff is prohibited..."

There should also be a comma after 'terms' and commas bracketing the prosecuter's name.

So it should read:

"Chief assistant district attorney, David Melton, said that as part of the probation terms, Goff is prohibited from having contact with the boy and the three other victims in the felony cases that were dismissed.

Should Chief Assistant District Attorney be capitalized, as well? I would think so, but I'm not sure about that one.

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