Ludington man to go to trial for alleged strangulation

June 4, 2013

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LUDINGTON — Donald Jacob Beck refused a plea agreement from the prosecutor’s office today in 51st Circuit Court. The 24-year-old resident of 409 N. William St. was arrested by Ludington Police Department in late April for assault/strangulation and criminal sexual conduct fourth degree against two Ludington women on April 26.

Beck faces four counts including assault by strangulation, criminal sexual conduct fourth degree, assault and battery and habitual offender fourth offense. He also faces multiple charges for probation violations that stem back to past controlled substance violations.

Donald Jacob Beck, 24, of 409 N. William St., faces felony charges following his arrest by Ludington Police Department for the offenses that took place in the 500 block of East Melendy Street.

Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett said the charges stemmed from alleged forcible, non-penetrating touching and strangulation of two women ages 17 and 21. Because Beck refused the prosecutor’s plea agreement, he will now face a trial, scheduled to begin Aug. 21.

Beck is being lodged in Mason County Jail with bail set a $35,000 cash/surety.

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