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A 77-year-old Big Sandy woman has been sentenced to 5-years in prison for an assault with a cooking pot – deadly weapon!

Frances Bailey Clark was sentenced by an Upshur County jury to 5-years in prison for this 2nd degree felony offense of Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon.

On January 28, 2016, officials say, the defendant went to the victim’s house and went into the home after being asked not to, and confronted the victim about

money that she felt was owed to her.

The victim was doing the dishes at the sink at the time. Officials say Clark picked up a large heavy metal cooking pot and struck the victim on the head with the pot

causing injury. The victim was treated at ETMC in Tyler for her injury.

The trial started on Wednesday morning, June 21st, with testimony and presentation of evidence.

15-minutes after closing its case, the jury returned with a verdict of guilty to the 2nd Degree Felony offense of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon at

approximately 4:45 p.m.

This sentence however, was suspended by a judge who gave her 2-years probation along with anger management classes, and community service.

As long as Clark doesn’t violate her probation she will not face prison time.