Mears man faces jail term for felonious assault.

August 26, 2020


Mears man faces jail term for felonious assault.

Dart game turns violent.

HART — A 42-year-old Mears man faces up to one year in jail after pleading “no contest” to felonious assault in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Aug. 24.

Nicholas John Erickson, of 69 S. 56th Ave., initially faced a more serious charge of assault by strangulation, which was dismissed in a plea agreement. The victim in the case is male, according to court testimony.

“Mr. Erickson was charged with assault by strangulation after he choked the victim during a game of darts,” said Oceana County Assistant Prosecutor Chad DeRouin. “On Monday, he pleaded no contest, based on lack of recollection due to intoxication, to felonious assault with 12 months of up-front jail time. The victim agreed to the terms of the plea agreement.”

The maximum penalty for felonious assault is four years in prison.

Sentencing is set for Oct. 19 at 9:15 a.m.

Erickson, who is currently free on bond, appeared in court Monday via Zoom videoconferencing due to COVID-19.

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