Defendant sentenced to 7 years following attack with metal bat

A Findlay man who struck two women with a metal baseball bat was sentenced on Wednesday to seven years in prison.

Marcuss P. Martinez, 28, apologized in Hancock County Common Pleas Court for drunkenly assaulting the women during an argument with another person.

Martinez on May 31 in Findlay hit the victims who were attempting to break up the fight, said Assistant Prosecutor Alex Treece.

“What we have here is a brutal, unprovoked attack,” Treece said.

Martinez has a criminal history, including multiple assaults, he said.

Martinez pleaded guilty to two counts of felonious assault, both second-degree felonies.

He also pleaded guilty to selling less than five grams of cocaine on Oct. 29 and Nov. 13 of 2012 in Liberty Township and possessing less than five grams of the drug on March 27 in Findlay. Each of the three counts is a fifth-degree felony.

Judge Reginald Routson agreed with Treece’s recommendation and sentenced Martinez to six years for the two assaults. Martinez returned to his car to retrieve the baseball bat, he said.

He further ordered a year in prison for the three cocaine offenses.

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