PLAINVILLE - A local man was convicted Monday of assaulting a woman in a Plainville motel.
Ricky Freeman, 56, of 213 West Main St., entered into a plea deal that will include serving six months in prison. During a hearing in Bristol Superior Court, Freeman pleaded guilty under the Alford doctrine to one count of second-degree strangulation.
An Alford plea means Freeman disputes some of the allegations, but acknowledges he could be convicted after a trial. In exchange for the plea, charges of third-degree assault, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct are expected to be dropped.
Freeman, who is being held on $100,000 bond, is expected to be sentenced on Jan. 17.
According to the police report, Freeman on Oct. 3 picked a woman up and slammed her down to the ground numerous times and punched her in the face several times.
Police said they were contacted the day after incident, which occurred at the Advance Motel, 124 New Britain Ave. There, Freeman picked her up from behind and slammed her to the ground, the report said. Police said he did this several more times.
Then, according to the report, Freeman sat the woman down and punched her in the face multiple times, so much so that her nose and one of her ears started to bleed. He then grabbed the woman by the neck, picked her up and slammed her on the ground once again, according to police. Police also said he threatened to kill the woman.
The woman did not call police until a day after the assault, saying she was afraid Freeman would find out. She was taken to Bristol Hospital for treatment.
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