2 aggravated assault defendants get prison sentences

TWO men involved in a riot last year in Chalan Kanoa that seriously injured another man and two of his companions will serve time in prison.

On Monday, Darren Michael, 24, pled guilty to aggravated assault and battery, and assault with a dangerous weapon while Ethan T. Calvo, 20, pled guilty to aggravated assault and battery, and disturbing the peace.

Superior Court Judge Kenneth L. Govendo sentenced Michael to two terms of 10 years imprisonment that will run concurrently. He was given credit for the 334 days he had already served in custody, but he will not be eligible for parole until he has served seven years in prison.

Calvo was sentenced to five years imprisonment with two years suspended and three years to be served in confinement. He will be parole eligible.

For the disturbing the peace charge, he will serve six months imprisonment to be served concurrently with the three years confinement. He was given credit for the 357 days that he had already served.

Following his release from incarceration, Calvo will be placed on supervised probation for two years and he must pay all court costs, fees, and restitution on or before the expiration of the probationary period.

Both Michael and Calvo were ordered to stay away from the victims and pay restitution to the victims in the total amount of $21,478.

Their co-defendants are Steve H. Paul and a juvenile, but there was no information available regarding the status of their cases as of press time, Tuesday evening.

According to police, the defendants assaulted the three victims on or about March 5, 2017.

One of the victims was struck with brass knuckles and a bat and was admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit while the two others also sustained injuries.

At the change of plea hearing on Monday, attorney Joseph Hill represented Michael, Assistant Public Defender Nancy Dominski represented Calvo while Assistant Attorney General Robert C. Lee appeared for the government.

Source: Marianas Variety :

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