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Man pleads guilty in DUI case while awaiting sentence in babysitter's assault

By From staff reports

A South Charleston man awaiting sentencing for assaulting his children's babysitter has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.

Mark Terry, 40, has been in jail since June, when he was arrested after allegedly running a stop sign and fleeing from police. Terry was on bond at the time and awaiting sentencing on home confinement.

Terry was a former football standout at South Charleston High School and West Virginia State University.

In 2011, the 17-year-old the babysitter told police he was driving her home but stopped near Montrose Elementary School and attacked her. He was indicted by a grand jury on two charges of sexual assault but agreed to plead guilty to battery instead.

He has not been sentenced for that offense yet.

Terry was in court Wednesday on the DUI charge and entered into another plea agreement. This time, charges of fleeing a DUI and obstruction of justice were dismissed and he pleaded guilty to first offense DUI, a misdemeanor.

He has been incarcerated since the DUI incident in South Charleston. His home confinement was revoked. Terry will return to court next month for sentencing on all of his offenses. Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman is handling the case.


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