WINCHESTER — A Winchester man has been sentenced to six months in jail for cutting a woman’s finger during an assault.

In a plea bargain on May 21 in Winchester Circuit Court, Anthony Lee Curry was sentenced on an amended assault and battery charge. He was initially charged with malicious wounding for cutting the woman as she sat in her car in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven at 704 N. Loudoun St. on Aug. 21.

Curry punched the woman through the driver’s side window and attempted to stab her with a pocket knife, according to a criminal complaint in the case. She received a deep cut on her finger when she raised her hands to protect herself. “I got you now (expletive)!” the woman said Curry yelled at her before running away. The complaint detailing the assault didn’t give a motive.

In separate incidents involving another woman, Curry pleaded guilty to violating a protection order and three counts of assault and battery. He received four years, with three suspended. A second violation of a protection order was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

The 65-year-old Curry’s criminal record includes convictions for malicious wounding, assault and battery, cocaine possession and driving while intoxicated.

Curry, of the 100 block of East Monmouth Street, was given credit for time served as part of the sentence. He will be on one year of unsupervised probation after being released and must have no contact with the women for two years.

— Contact Evan Goodenow at egoodenow@winchesterstar.com

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