Mears man faces prison term for assault.

June 20, 2016
Jacob Wilson with his attorney, Tim Hayes.

Jacob Wilson with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — A 28-year-old Mears man is looking at serving a minimum of a year and a half in prison after pleading “no contest” in 27th Circuit Court Monday, June 20, to felonious assault and third-offense habitual offender.

Jacob Allen Wilson, of 5549 Cherry Court, was facing charges of assault by strangulation, arson pre-burn $200-$1,000 and larceny $100-$1,000, but those charges were dismissed in a plea agreement.

Wilson brutally assaulted his ex-girlfriend last February. The violent attack involved choking the victim nearly to the point of unconsciousness.

“After strangling his now-ex girlfriend, he took her stuff to a burn pile,” said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon previously. Wilson allegedly used some of type of accelerant in preparation of burning his ex-girlfriend’s possessions. “He was set to burn it, but he never actually burned it,” Bizon said.

After being released on bond, Wilson became “involved in an altercation” with a family member and was recently charged with an added misdemeanor count of assault and battery.

He remains lodged in the Oceana County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.

Sentencing is set for Aug. 1 at 9 a.m.

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