‘Flat-out reprehensible’: Man sentenced for Miami County Christmas Day assault

A Miami County judge Monday called a Dayton man’s actions “flat-out reprehensible” before sending him to prison for 30 months in a Christmas Day assault of a woman who suffered a broken orbital bone and a concussion.

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Judge Jeannine Pratt said an intoxicated Nathan Dotson, 35, for no justifiable reason “cold cocked” a 55-year-old woman in front of children and relatives in Tipp City on Dec. 25.

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“The facts are reprehensible,” Pratt said. “Guess who will remember this for the rest of their lives? Those children — they will have that memory.”

Dotson said he wanted to apologize to the woman and said he was working to be one more responsible. “I wish I could take it back,” he said.

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