Circuit Judge Sam Pope is expected to accept a Bradley County jury’s recommendation and sentence David Temple to five years supervised probation following Temple’s first-degree battery conviction this week in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a Warren man last summer.
Temple, 54, of Johnsville, shot 51-year-old Mark DeArmond in the left forearm following an altercation about DeArmond tailgating Temple’s daughter, according to 10th Judicial District Deputy Prosecutor David Cason.
Cason said Temple confronted DeArmond about the danger he had placed his daughter in when DeArmond reportedly tailgated her six hours earlier.
In addition to the five-year supervised probation, the jury recommended that Temple be fined $15,000 and pay approximately $10,000 restitution to DeArmond to defray the cost of his medical treatment and lost wages. DeArmond underwent seven months of intensive therapy and has a plate supporting a bone in his forearm, according to Cason.
Cason said Pope indicated that he would accept the jury’s recommended sentence. Sentencing is scheduled for July 30.