Skateboard assailant sentenced.

April 24, 2019

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Bradley Gilman with defense attorney David Glancy.

Skateboard assailant sentenced.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON – A 29-year-old Ludington man was sentenced to time served in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, April 23, for a felonious assault conviction after assaulting a 25-year-old Ludington area man with a skateboard last December.

Bradley Daniel Gilman, of 302 E. Melendy St., pleaded guilty to the offense, March 18.

Gilman was in “some sort of relationship” with the female tenant of the residence in Pine Way Townhomes where the assault occurred, and the victim was in a previous relationship with her, according to Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett.

Gilman “pushed his way through” the door and began assaulting the other man, Barnett said. He first assaulted the man with his fist and then used a skateboard, hitting him in the back of the head with it and striking him with it three times on his body, the chief said.

The victim, who suffered cuts and bruises, was treated at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.

In exchange for Gilman’s guilty plea, one count of first-degree home invasion was dismissed.

He was sentenced by Judge Susan K. Sniegowski to serve 67 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 67 days served. The judge also ordered probation for two years. Restitution is open for 30 days.

Gilman has no prior felony convictions and three prior misdemeanors, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

The maximum penalty for felonious assault is four years in prison.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-17 months.

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