2017-11-02 / Courts

Man pleads not guilty in Empire assault


JUDD JUDD A 38-year-old Empire man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in 86th District Court to aggravated assault in connection with a Sept. 26 incident in Cleveland Township.

Justin C. Judd, of 12101 S. Gilbert Road, was also remanded to the Leelanau County Jail until Tuesday when his pretrial conference will be held, according to a court report.

Judd is accused of assaulting a Hlavka Road man, according to the report, and allegedly inflicted a serious injury on the man.

Judd also pleaded not guilty to a probation violation in another case. In that 2016 case, Judd was convicted of operating while intoxicated and use of marijuana.

A hearing on the probation violation has been set for Nov. 7. Judd is requesting a court-appointed attorney.

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