STEUBENVILLE - James K. Bishop, 42, of 671 county Road 47, Toronto, was sentenced to nine months in prison on Monday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. for a probation violation.
Bishop pleaded guilty to vehicular assault, failure to comply with the order of a police officer and endangering children after allegedly running over his girlfriend while his children were in the vehicle on June 29.
He was sentenced to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center but was kicked out of the program for violations, including consuming alcohol while he was on release for a doctor's appointment.
County sheriff's deputies arrived at the residence to find Bishop's girlfriend on the ground with injuries. According to reports, the couple got into an argument over his driving while intoxicated with his children in the car. Bishop reportedly gathered his three children in the vehicle, with the girlfriend hanging onto the vehicle as Bishop left the property.
The woman was dragged for some time before Bishop eventually ran over her and left the scene, according to reports. The sheriff's department then issued a bulletin, and Bishop's vehicle was seen by a Saline Township patrolman traveling on state Route 7 near state Route 213. Police gave chase, and Bishop allegedly entered Yellow Creek campground after running into the Saline Township officer's vehicle, according to reports. Jefferson County deputies then used a Humvee to track Bishop into a wooded area. According to reports, Bishop resisted and had to be Tasered and forcibly taken from the vehicle into custody.