City man sentenced for assault with bat


MARCUSS MARTINEZ appears in court Wednesday for sentencing on two assault charges. (Photo by Randy Roberts)

A Findlay man who struck two women with a metal baseball bat was sentenced 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.
On May 31 in Findlay, Martinez 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 5 grams of cocaine on Oct. 29 and Nov. 13, 2012, in Liberty Township, and possessing less than 5 grams of the drug on March 27 in Findlay. All three counts are fifth-degree felonies.
Judge Reginald Routson followed Treece’s recommendation and sentenced Martinez to six years in prison for the two assaults.
The judge pointed out Martinez went to his car to get the baseball bat before the assault.
Judge Routson also imposed an additional year in prison for the three cocaine offenses.



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