A Bradford man who committed two assaults — including one in which he hit a man in the head with a hatchet — will serve time in state prison.

Paul M. Travis III, 33, was sentenced Thursday in McKean County Court before President Judge John Pavlock to a term of 18 months to three years in prison, followed by one year of probation. Travis has credit for 170 days of time served.

On Sept. 3, Travis pleaded guilty in one case to a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in one case and in the second case to a charge of simple assault.

District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer outlined the allegations against Travis on the day he entered his plea.

She explained that on Dec. 5, 2019, he threw a female to the ground, causing a back injury to her, as well as soreness and injury to her neck, wrist and leg.

Then, on April 8, in Bradford City, Travis hit a male in the head numerous times with a hatchet, causing lacerations to the male’s head, neck, back and torso, Shaffer said. The victim required medical treatment including two staples to his head.

On Thursday, Pavlock called the facts in both cases “very troubling, very dangerous.” He noted that Travis has been under supervision eight times in McKean County and had many revocations while he was under supervision.

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