Rocky Mount Man Sentenced in Road Rage Fight

Rocky Mount, VA - (AP) A Virginia man who brought a machete into a traffic argument has been ordered to serve 12 months in a detention and diversion center.

James Lee Bond Jr., 47, of Hardy also was sentenced Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to slightly more than 11 years in suspended time.

Bond will also pay more than $3,350 in restitution to the man he cut for medical bills and lost wages.

Bond pleaded no contest in October to a charge of malicious wounding and other related offenses stemming from the May driving dispute with two men in a Hardy shopping center.

Prosecutors have said that Bond grabbed a machete out of his pickup truck and cut the man who had put him in a headlock.