Man sent to jail for felonious assault.

June 12, 2019

Man sent to jail for felonious assault.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON – A 33-year-old Logan Township man was sentenced to serve eight months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, June 11, for felonious assault and second-offense domestic violence convictions.

David Roberts Ray Mercer, Jr., of 5125 E. Outlook Circle, pleaded guilty to the charges last April.

Roberts wielded a pistol at his wife and fired a shot during a drunken rage, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

When deputies arrived, they found Mercer in a tent behind the residence where he was taken into custody, Cole said.

“It was reported by the victim that her husband had come home intoxicated and an argument ensued,” he said. “During the argument, the suspect reportedly grabbed a semi-automatic pistol while making threatening statements to the victim and a shot was reportedly fired. A physical altercation then followed between the male and female where the female was able to get the gun away from the male and lock herself in a room.”

One count of felony firearm was dismissed.

Mercer’s sentence also includes two years probation with substance abuse and mental health evaluations, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. He was ordered to not purchase or possess firearms.

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