Hesperia man pleads guilty to assault with gun.

August 10, 2020

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Hesperia man pleads guilty to assault with gun.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 28-year-old Hesperia man faces serving up to three months in jail after pleading guilty Monday, Aug. 10, in 27th Circuit Court to felonious assault.

“I used a pistol in a threatening manner to scare off these men,” Gordon Eugene Zeckzer, of 3709 Cobmoosa Trail, said in his testimony before Judge Robert D. Springstead. “They were coming after me.”

Zeckzer denied ever pointing the gun at the men, however.

“There were things that happened that I didn’t think through,” he told the judge.

Zeckzer was initially facing two counts of felonious assault and two counts of felony firearm, but the other charges were dismissed in a plea agreement, which calls for a three-month cap on his jail time.

The incident occurred April 19 in Ferry Township, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. The gun used in the assault will be forfeited, Bizon said.

Zeckzer appeared in court via Zoom videoconferencing due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Sentencing is set for Oct. 5 at 8:30 a.m.

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