Ludington man who assaulted police, hospital staff sentenced to jail.

February 27, 2018

Timothy Smogoleski, left, with defense attorney David Glancy.

Ludington man who assaulted police, hospital staff sentenced to jail.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 35-year-old Ludington man who assaulted police and hospital personnel last May was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Feb. 27, to serve 60 days up front of a one-year discretionary term.

Timothy Eric Smogoleski, Jr., of 1209 S. Washington Ave., must also be placed on Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) for five months.

The Ludington Police Department was called to the 200 block of East Foster Street for a domestic violence situation. He fled the scene, and officers eventually apprehended him one block away in the 200 block of East Danaher Street.

At some point, Smogoleski had injured himself, so he was transported by ambulance to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital’s emergency department, where he was handcuffed to a gurney.

At the hospital, Smogoleski began making derogatory and racial comments; was attempting to grab police officers and hospital personnel; and was kicking and spitting, previously said Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett.

He was initially charged with five counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police, but was convicted of one count with a “no contest” plea.

Smogoleski has six prior felony convictions and 19 misdemeanors, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Judge Susan K. Sniegowski told Smogoleski that he needs to seek counseling. His attorney, David Glancy, said Smogoleski has been undergoing alcohol counseling and Community Mental Health counseling.

Smogoleski also received two years probation and received credit for two days served in jail.

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