Ludington man faces jail for 3rd-offense domestic violence.

November 6, 2018

Deshawn Latimer

Ludington man faces jail for 3rd-offense domestic violence.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON – A 31-year-old Ludington man faces serving six months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term after pleading guilty to third-offense domestic violence Tuesday, Nov. 6, in 51st Circuit Court.

Deshawn Erik Latimer, of 915 E. Maple St., initially faced other felony charges of assault by strangulation, which is a 10-year felony, and third-offense habitual offender.

Third-offense domestic violence is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

In exchange for his guilty plea, Latimer will serve six months in jail and a term of probation, which will include a substance abuse evaluation, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are two to 17 months, Spaniola said.

The assault occurred June 8 in the City of Ludington.

“We had some words, and it got physical,” Latimer told Judge Susan K. Sniegowski.

Latimer has previous domestic violence convictions in 2009 and 2015, the judge said.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 11 at 1:45 p.m.

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