Man faces prison for pulling out knife during bar fight

December 8, 2015
Eric Gillespie with his attorney David Glancy.

Eric Gillespie with his attorney David Glancy.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 49-year-old Ludington man faces one-and-a-half to five years in prison after pleading “no contest” Tuesday, Dec. 8, in 51st Circuit Court for pulling out a knife during a bar fight last summer.

Eric Lee Gillespie, of 222 E. Melendy St., pleaded “no contest” to felonious assault and carrying a concealed weapon.

As part of a plea agreement, a third-offense habitual offender status in that case was dismissed, as well as a separate file that alleged third-offense domestic violence and fourth-offense habitual offender status.

Gillespie’s attorney, David Glancy, said his client was intoxicated the night of the incident and doesn’t recall the details of the night, so a “no contest” plea was necessary.

According to the police report, Gillespie pulled out a six-inch knife during a fight and stated, “I’ll stick you,” to the victim, Aug. 29. The assault occurred outside the Gasoline Alley Bar in Ludington according to the report.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 1 at 1:30 p.m.

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