Gospel singer James Fortune has been sentenced to five days behind bars after pleading guilty to assault.
The Grammy-nominated artist was charged with aggravated assault of a family member in October, 2014 for reportedly striking his wife with a vanity stool, kicking her and throwing her against a wall.
On Tuesday (08Mar16), Fortune pleaded guilty to third degree felony charge of assault - family violence in a Texas court and was ordered to serve five days in jail, five years of probation, 175 hours of community service, complete a batterer's intervention program and stay away from his wife, according to ABC13.com.
Fortune's wife agreed to the plea deal because she did not want to put her children through a trial, but she urged Fortune to reflect on his actions.
"I hope in all of this you get help," a statement from Cheryl Fortune reads. "Serious help. Although this probation might be like a slap on the wrist, I hope you look at it as a moment to better yourself and change something within you for your future."
This isn't Fortune's first legal issue involving a family member - in 2002, he was charged with injury to child for burning his four-year-old stepson. He pleaded guilty to the charge and completed a six-year deferred adjudication.