A Loudoun Circuit Court Judge Burke F. McCahill sentenced Paradise Ron Boy Bryan Carter, of Richmond, to 10 years in prison, with another 10 years of probation, for a Dec. 26, 2011 incident in which he assaulted a woman at Finnegan’s Irish Pub in Ashburn Village, according to the Loudoun Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.
After a woman said something that offended Carter, 38, he punched her in the face, causing her to fall backward and strike her head on the bar on the way to the floor, according to a report from the commonwealth’s attorney. He then leapt onto the unconscious victim and began to strangle her, according to the report. Bar staff and other patrons had to pull Carter off the woman.
The victim received multiple injuries, including contusions, lacerations and a fractured orbital bone, according to the report, and today suffers from severe chronic migraines and partial vision loss. McCahill also ordered Carter to pay restitution of more than $16,000 to help pay the victim’s medical expenses.
Information provided by the commonwealth’s attorney’s office shows a string of criminal charges in Carter’s past, including convictions for another malicious wounding, robbery, abduction and burglary. Those crimes stemmed from his participation in a gang known as the “Asian Gangster Disciples.” He served 17 years and was released at age 33, according to the report.
If Carter violates the terms of his supervised probation after his release, the courts could impose the additional 10 years that McCahill suspended.