Stabbing Case Settled in McMinnville

stabbingThe case against two people accused in a stabbing at the VFW in McMinnville last year was settled after the victim recanted his original testimony. Jack Redmon entered a best interest plea to aggravated assault in the stabbing of Mike Hale. Redmon was given a three-year sentenced and was released after he made bond earlier this year.
The victim’s wife, Brooke Hale, also entered a best interest plea to facilitation of aggravated assault. She was placed on probation for two years and granted a judicial diversion, meaning her record will be wiped clean once her probation is complete.
The Warren County District Attorney said her office objected to the judicial diversion. She said prosecutors had no option but to settle the cases because of the victim changing his story.