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Dewitt Board Member Pleads Not Guilty to Battery
A DeWitt County Board member is pleading not guilty to battery charges. Terry Hoffman is charged in connection with an alleged altercation with DeWitt County Emergency Management Director Teresa Barnett.
Hoffman said the charges are based on him poking Barnett in the arm, which he claims was a friendly gesture.
Hoffman originally faced a felony charge, but a special prosecutor lowered the charge after reviewing the case. He'll be back in court in April.