Shelby man admits he assaulted victim with metal pot.

March 13, 2017
Joshua Flanery with his attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

Joshua Flanery with his attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

Shelby man admits he assaulted victim with metal pot.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — A 23-year-old Shelby man admitted in 27th Circuit Court Monday, March 13, that he assaulted a female victim with a metal pot last January in the Village of Shelby.

Joshua Michael Flanery, of 64 S. Michigan Ave., Apt. 111, pleaded “no contest” to felonious assault, and he may be sent to boot camp.

In exchange for Flanery’s plea, the prosecution dismissed a charge of assault by strangulation and his third-offense habitual offender designation, along with a probation violation case.

The plea agreement calls for a prison term of one year and one day. Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon said he is not opposed to Flanery serving his time in Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) or “boot camp” if the prison allows it.

Flanery testified before Oceana County Probate Judge Bradley Lambrix during a pretrial hearing. Lambrix heard the case instead of newly sworn-in 27th Circuit Court Judge Robert Springstead due to a potential conflict of interest, because Springstead’s sister, Julie Springstead Waltz, is Flanery’s attorney.

Sentencing is set for April 24 at 8:15 a.m.

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