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RUPERT — A Paul man who locked a woman and children in a bedroom while he went to work and watched them via video has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.

Joshua Brock Winmill, 25, was sentenced Monday on two charges of felony aggravated assault.

He was originally also charged with domestic violence and aggravated battery, but those charges were dropped in a plea deal.

Winmill has 359 days of credited time from his stay in county jail, and he’ll be eligible for parole after four years.

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The victim told police she and her children were forced into a bedroom while Winmill watched them on Facetime, a video app that lets people see each other on their cellphones. The woman said if the phone connection was broken, Winmill would go to the home and beat her. In another instance, she told police, Winmill attempted to drive her car into oncoming traffic with her in it.


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