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Jun 9, 2011 7:14 AM

Man Who Forced Friend To Eat Beard May Face Jail Time

One of the two men who pleaded guilty to holding an Anderson County man at knife point, cutting off part of his beard and forcing him to eat it may now face jail time.

A judge sentenced Terry Holt, 48, to five years probation for assault, terroristic threatening and unlawful imprisonment. But a judge could revoke probation in a hearing scheduled for later this month.

That's because Holt never paid Harvey Westmoreland court ordered restitution totaling $570 and also violated an existing domestic violence order, according to the Anderson County News.

Westmoreland said he's not surprised Holt never paid up, but didn't want to talk about it on camera, saying he's spent enough time on television. The beard eating story got national attention on the late night talk show circuit, and Westmoreland said that was enough attention. He says he hasn't seen or talked to Holt or James Hill, the other man charged, since the November 2010 incident. He says he just wants to move on with his life.

Westomoreland said as far as he knows, Hill did pay court ordered restitution, but he has not gotten that money either.

Holt is scheduled for court June 21.

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