Man receives jail term for assaulting girlfriend at hotel.

August 1, 2022


Man receives jail term for assaulting girlfriend at hotel.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 34-year-old man was sentenced to 130 days in jail Monday, Aug. 1, in 51st Circuit Court for a conviction of third-offense domestic violence, according to Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

John Paul Redmond, whose last known address is 101 S. 72nd Ave. in Shelby, pleaded “no contest” to the charge April 11.

“He had a ‘no contact’ provision with the victim; located her at a hotel; and assaulted her there,” said Bizon. “She reluctantly testified against him at the preliminary exam, and the assault was caught on the hotel cameras because it was in a hallway.  

“The victim spoke on his behalf at sentencing, asking the judge not to put him in jail. He was supposed to receive time served — 60 days — at sentencing but did not cooperate with the sentencing report and absconded, resulting in getting the extra time.”

Judge Bradley G. Lambrix sentenced Redmond to 130 days in jail with credit for 110 days served.

Redmond faced a felony of abandonment/cruelty to 4-10 animals in a separate matter, but the case was dismissed.

“The animal charge was not bound over after the preliminary exam, because the witnesses could not establish how many dogs there were or that they belonged to Redmond,” said Bizon.

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