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Woman gets suspended sentence for assault with a weapon

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POLSON — A 39-year-old Pablo woman was given a three-year suspended sentence last week for assault with a weapon after she struck her male partner with an air conditioning unit on May 20, 2017. 

According to a court document, Dawna Michel shoved the man to the floor and hit him with her fists and then with a 3-pound air conditioning unit repeatedly. This caused him to bleed from the mouth, right eyebrow, left forearm and head. 

At some point, the man grabbed an alarm clock and wrapped the cord around Michel’s neck in an attempt to stop her, the court document states. 

Michel was on conditional release from the Department of Corrections when the assault occurred. She then ran into the woods in an effort to escape law enforcement. 

Michel was previously convicted of assault with a weapon stemming from an Aug. 15, 2012 incident in which she struck a woman with a van. 

Her current sentence is to run consecutively to a five-year sentence from the previous case. 

According to the terms of the plea agreement, Michel is to have no contact with the man and is required to complete 40 hours of anger and aggression counseling and follow its recommendations. 


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