Assault plea rejected, case may go to trialPublished 8:30am Thursday, April 22, 2010
By AARON MUELLER
Dowagiac Daily News
CASSOPOLIS – Nathan Kasper, who is charged with armed robbery, assault and battery of a police officer, possession of marijuana and other charges, will have to wait even longer for his sentencing.
After determining the 20-year-old Edwardsburg resident’s sentencing guidelines were at a minimum of 34 months in prison, Cass County Circuit Judge Michael Dodge did not accept his guilty plea Friday, since the plea agreement called for a much lighter one-year jail sentence.
The case will be redocketed for a trial by jury unless a new plea bargain is arranged.