Man ordered to jail for felonious assault.

December 4, 2018

Austin Billings

Man ordered to jail for felonious assault.

#MasonCountyCrime

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 26-year-old Ludington man was sentenced to serve six months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Dec. 4, for a conviction of felonious assault and third-offense habitual offender.

Austin Marten Billings pleaded guilty to an added third count, and in exchange, charges of first-degree home invasion and aggravated assault were dismissed, Oct. 16.

Billings assaulted a male victim, resulting in a laceration to his head, he previously testified. His actions began as self-defense, he said.

He received credit for 151 days served in jail.

Billings’ sentence includes a substance use evaluation, probation and restitution in the amount of $3,415 to Spectrum Health, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-25 months.

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