Crime

Munson man pleads guilty in assault case

A Munson man accused of pulling a gun and threatening another man pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Ricky Lee Hutton, 59, pleaded guilty to simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats and a summary count of harassment as a result of his actions on April 2 near his residence in Morris Township.

Judge Paul E. Cherry sentenced Hutton to 30 days to one year in jail and one year consecutive probation. He was ordered to complete anger management counseling and 50 hours of community service.

As part of his plea agreement, Hutton surrendered four guns that were registered to him. A fifth gun was not found. He claimed it was stolen, although there was no record of this being reported to police. Cherry ordered a search of Hutton’s residence to confirm he does not have access to this firearm.

The victim addressed the court commenting that 30 days in jail is “the going rate for a convicted felon threatening someone.” He said he believes once released, Hutton will go back to threatening and intimidating him and his family. He said Hutton makes obscene gestures at them when they go past his residence.

Cherry assured the victim that if this happens, Hutton will be in violation of his probation and he will be returned to jail.

Hutton’s probation on a previous theft charge was also revoked Tuesday and he was sentenced to 30 days to one year in jail and one year consecutive probation. This sentence will run consecutive to the other sentence.

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