Roberson sentenced to 36 months probation

An Emporia man convicted of aggravated burglary and aggravated battery was sentenced for his role in the Feb. 12 strangling of a woman.
On Thursday morning, Judge W. Lee Fowler sentenced 26-year-old Lavatris Roberson to 36 months of probation. In addition, Roberson was advised he is to have no contact with the victim, he must not consume any alcohol during the duration of his probation or gamble. He also must pay $1,439 in restitution and complete a battery intervention program.
Any violations of those terms would result in Roberson being sent to prison for a term of 44 months.
Roberson's plea agreement was reached at a May pretrial conference. According to court documents, Roberson kicked in the door on Feb. 12. He was originally charged with attempted murder in the second degree.