2017-07-13 / Courts

Pleads to domestic violence

A 23-year-old Cedar man has pleaded guilty to charges of domestic violence and malicious destruction of property in connection with a June 18 incident in which he allegedly strangled his girlfriend, according to a court report.

In return for his plea, Coty A. Rutkowski, of 6191 S. Lime Lake Road, will have a charge of assault with intent to do bodily harm — a felony — dismissed.

The incident took place in Maple City on June 18. A deputy responding to a was told by the victim that Rutkowski had strangled her, according to the report. The woman allegedly had bruising and other symptoms indicative of strangulation, the report said.

Rutkowski is currently free on a $50,000, 10 percent bond. A presentence investigation and alcohol/drug assessment was ordered.

His sentencing has been set for July 25.

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