assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder

Courts
10:05 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Sentencing set for Escanaba assault suspect

Michael Jones

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man initially charged with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder has pleaded to lesser charges. 

Michael Jones, 22, was accused of assaulting two men, breaking van windows, entering a residence without permission, and fleeing police in a January incident.  He pleaded guilty on Friday to third-degree home invasion, fleeing and eluding, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and operating while intoxicated.

Jones’ original charges also included assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of malicious destruction of property.

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Courts
9:51 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Hodges sentenced in stabbing case

Aaron Ray Hodges

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   An Iron Mountain man accused of trying to stab another man to death has been sentenced.  

Aaron Hodges, 44, was originally charged with attempted murder in an assault last October at a Felch Township camp.  In January he pleaded no contest to assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder.

Hodges was sentenced Tuesday to 26 months to 15 years in prison. 

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Courts
9:46 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Assault suspect headed to circuit court

Michael Scott Jones

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba suspect has been bound over to circuit court on assault charges. 

Michael Jones, 22, is accused of being under the influence of alcohol when he assaulted two Escanaba men, broke van windows, and fled police. 

He’s charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, fleeing and eluding, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of malicious destruction of property, and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Arraignment is set for March 9 in Delta County Circuit Court. 

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Crime
10:05 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Delta County man jailed for assault

Michael Scott Jones

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man is facing criminal charges for the second time in three years. 

Michael Scott Jones, 22, was arrested Thursday on six charges, including assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and fleeing and eluding an officer.  He remains lodged in the Delta County Jail.

Jones was also arrested in 2012 for home invasion and felonious assault.  He was sentenced to 11 months in jail. 

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Crime
6:54 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Name of alleged Palmer shooter released

Richard Lehto

MARQUETTE, MI--   State Police have released the name of the man accused of shooting a family member in Palmer over the weekend.  

Richard Lehto, 52, is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, firearm usage under the influence and domestic violence-3rd offense.

A firearm was reportedly discharged during an argument Saturday between Lehto and his 18-year-old son, Zachary.  The younger Lehto was taken to Marquette General Hospital and underwent emergency surgery.  He remains hospitalized in stable condition.

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