Man gets jail, probation in Phoenix assault case

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A man who broke into a Phoenix home four months ago and assaulted a woman before being shot has been sentenced to a year in jail.
 
Maricopa County prosecutors say 20-year-old Michael Lewis also was sentenced to four years' probation for burglary and three years' probation for aggravated assault.
 
The jail time can be modified or reduced with completion of an in-jail substance abuse program or other programs.
 
Lewis was in a hospital for nearly a month as he recovered from a gunshot wound.
 
He was shot after the 47-year-old homeowner said he broke into her home with a gardening tool on May 6.
 
The homeowner told police that she saw Lewis looking through the window, armed herself with a handgun and hid in the bathroom.

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