Augusta woman sentenced to probation for box cutter assault

An Augusta woman who cut her roommate with a box cutter when he failed to bring home beer pleaded guilty to aggravated assault Wednesday.

Lashaun D. Tillman, 49, waived her right to a trial in Richmond County Superior Court and pleaded guilty in exchange for a five-year probated sentence under the First Offender Act. Counseling for alcohol abuse is a condition of the sentence.

On Aug. 30, Tillman cut her roommate’s neck with a box cutter. Assistant District Attorney Amanda Heath told the judge the victim did not wish to prosecute.