Ludington man sentenced to year in jail for strangulation.

July 17, 2018

Adam Passarelli

Ludington man sentenced to year in jail for strangulation.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 29-year-old Ludington man was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, July 17, to serve one year in jail for convictions of assault by strangulation and fourth-offense habitual offender.

Adam Lee Passarelli, of 912 E. Ludington Ave., was also ordered by Judge Susan K. Sniegowski to serve two years probation. Passarelli received credit for 102 days served in jail.

Passarelli was arrested last March by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office after he strangled a woman in a home in the 5600 block of West Johnson Road in Pere Marquette Township. Passarelli previously told Judge Sniegowski that he and the woman had been fighting and she had hit him three times.

Assault by strangulation is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Passarelli was initially also charged with third-offense domestic violence, which was dismissed in a plea agreement.

“The Michigan Department of Corrections suggestions fall in line with the plea agreement,” said Mason County Assistant Prosecutor Glenn Jackson III.

On Nov. 2, 2007, Passerelli was sentenced in Muskegon County’s 60th District Court on the charge of attempted assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer. On Jan. 20, 2015, he was convicted in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court for larceny of a building. On March 14, 2016, he was convicted in 60th District Court for assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are five to 46 months.

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