Man who pleaded to Plainwell assault back in court

By: 
Daniel Pepper

A man who admitted to assault by strangulation and assault with a dangerous weapon in Plainwell recently also pleaded guilty to violating his probation in another case.
Nestor J. Martinez pleaded guilty to the probation violation Wednesday, Oct. 11, before Judge Margaret Zuzich Bakker.
According to court records, he was on probation for a 2016 conviction of possession of methamphetamine second offense.
Martinez, 32, of Allegan pleaded guilty Oct. 2 to attacking a woman he was in a relationship with at a home on 12th Street in Plainwell.
He admitted strangling the woman and threatening her with a butcher knife.
As part of a plea agreement with Allegan County prosecutors, Martinez pleaded guilty to one count of assault by strangulation, one count of domestic violence third offense and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. In return for the three guilty pleas, prosecutors agreed to drop a second count of assault by strangulation, third degree criminal sexual conduct involving force or coercion and a habitual offense notice. Prosecutors also agreed they would agree with a sentencing guideline range of 43 to 76 months in prison for the most serious charge.
Martinez is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, Nov. 27, at 9 a.m. in Allegan County Circuit Court.

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