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Man sentenced in connection with battery charge

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Steven Black, a local physician, was released on a conditional discharge but will be on two years supervised probation in connection with a 2017 household battery charge.

Black, identified in past Daily Record stories as CEO and owner of Pangea Medical, was sentenced Thursday in Fifth District Court.

In addition to supervised probation, Black must also complete a 52-week domestic violence treatment program, complete 40 hours of community service unless he can provide proof of employment, and undergo drug and alcohol treatment and assessment if needed.

He will also be prohibited from any contact with Helen Black, his ex-wife and the victim in the battery case, accept under the conditions of the couple’s domestic relations contract as it relates to their children.

Steven and Helen Black were both present at the sentencing hearing.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.