Man with violent history described as ‘scourge in community.’

December 13, 2021


Man with violent history described as ‘scourge in community.’

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 36-year-old Mears man with a violent criminal history was sentenced to one year in jail, two years probation and probation boot camp for a conviction of assaulting/resisting/opposing police in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Dec. 13.

Alejandro Joseph Salazar, of 3511 Ridge Rd., appeared in court from the Oceana County Jail via Zoom video conferencing due to COVID-19 precautions.

“Mr. Salazar presents a complete and utter nuisance to all of his neighbors,” said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. “He’s a scourge in his community. He continues to use alcohol. Unfortunately, his parents continue to provide him with alcohol.

“Most of his violent acts have been against his parents, particularly his father, and they usually don’t cooperate with the prosecution,” said Bizon. “He’s been involved in charges that involve the use of weapons. 

“Not that long ago in the early spring, he was causing problems in the neighborhood because he continued to go and check his mail repeatedly — about a dozen times a day — in his underwear. Unfortunately, that is not a crime but it was causing disturbances in the neighborhood.

“While he is currently presenting well, the People have no faith that he will remain sober and not cause problems, especially if he is residing in the family home.”

“Sir, I only think about my family,” said Salazar to Judge Robert D. Springstead. “Sir, I’ve spent a lot of time in here only paying attention to myself and trying to make myself better and build myself so I can position myself to make sure my relationships are stronger and just make myself better, so I can be capable of affecting what matters to me and the people I care about.”

“I was going to send you to prison,” said Judge Springstead. “If you come back on a probation violation, you’re just going to go to prison. That’s the way you will probably spend the rest of your adult life if you don’t get a handle on your drinking and if you don’t get a handle on your anger.”

Salazar confronted police with a fiberglass axe handle and a 12-inch butcher knife in April of 2016 and was sentenced to serve nine months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term. He was tased by police after threatening them and asking them to shoot him.

In the last three years, Salazar has been convicted in the 78th District Court of domestic violence, indecent exposure, disorderly person, disturbing the peace and assault.

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