Spang enters a guilty plea


Jacob Spang of Havre pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of partner assault.

Spang had faced a felony charge of aggravated assault. Hill County Attorney David Rice reduced the charge to a misdemeanor last week after two physicians said the victim's injuries were not permanent or life-threatening, which are requirements for the felony charge.

A plea agreement between Rice and Spang calls for a sentence of a year in jail with all but 30 days suspended, with credit for time served. Spang would have be remain law-abiding for a year and not consume alcohol or enter a bar. He would have...

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