Hamlin man faces jail term for attempted assault.

August 1, 2017


Hamlin man faces jail term for attempted assault.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 22-year-old Hamlin Township man who pleaded guilty to attempted felonious assault Tuesday, Aug. 1, in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court faces serving three months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term.

Cody Morgan Denton, of 2630 N. Sherman Rd., testified that he assaulted a man last January on East Dahaner Street in the City of Ludington.

“I walked into the house and we got into an altercation,” Denton told Judge Susan K. Sniegowski. “I punched him in the head, and he fell to the ground. He got up, and I punched him a couple more times.”

In exchange for his plea to the added fourth count, charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, felony firearm, a misdemeanor of aggravated assault and fourth-offense habitual offender were dismissed.

Denton was facing a maximum of 15 years in prison due to his habitual offender status, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Attempted felonious assault is a high-court misdemeanor, which carries a two-year maximum prison term, Spaniola said.

Denton’s sentence will also include probation, and he will be ordered to have no contact with the victim. Restitution to pay for the victims’s hospital treatment has yet to be determined.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 26 at 1:45 p.m.

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