2017-10-19 / Courts

S-B man pleads guilty to hot tub assault

DEAN DEAN A 68-year-old Suttons Bay man on Tuesday pleaded guilty in 86th District Court to a charge of assault and battery in connection with a July 15 incident in which he grabbed, punched and kicked three women who were in a hot tub.

In return for his plea Larry L. Dean, of 712 N. Dockside Circle, will have two charges of assault and battery dismissed, according to a court report.

Dean was arrested after assaulting the three women, who are all in their 20s, at North Dockside Circle, a condominium complex in Suttons Bay Village, the report said.

The three women were in a hot tub at a little after midnight when Dean told them they had to leave, reports said. Dean left, but returned a short time later and grabbed one of the women and tried to pull her out of the hot tub, reports said.

The two other women were assaulted when they tried to intervene, reports said. They were able to get away and call 911 after another man intervened, reports said.

The three women, who were 22, 23 and 25 at the time of the incident, all live downstate. All three had injuries from the assaults.

A presentence investigation and alcohol/drug assessment has been ordered for Dean. His sentencing has been set for Nov. 15.

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