Shelby man faces jail for resisting arrest.

April 5, 2021


Shelby man faces jail for resisting arrest.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 24-year-old Shelby man faces up to nine months in jail after pleading guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, April 5, to two counts of resisting arrest.

Juan Sanchez, of 68 N. State St., testified that he resisted arrest when a Shelby police officer and a Hart police officer were attempting to handcuff him Jan. 31 in Shelby. Sanchez was being arrested for a misdemeanor of domestic violence, which was dismissed Monday in a plea agreement.

“I was drunk and blacked out, so I don’t remember,” he told Judge Robert D. Springstead.

The nine-month cap on his jail term is the midpoint of the sentencing guidelines for the case, which are two to 17 months, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

Sanchez is currently lodged in the Oceana County Jail awaiting sentencing, which is June 14 at 9 a.m. 

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