Assault, burglary net Spencer seven years

DALLAS -- The man charged with attempted murder and several assault charges in two late-January attacks entered into a plea agreement with the Polk County District Attorney's Office last week.



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Jared Spencer

DALLAS -- The man charged with attempted murder and several assault charges in two late-January attacks entered into a plea agreement with the Polk County District Attorney's Office last week.

Jared Spencer pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 11, to charges of first-degree assault and first-degree burglary in a Jan. 30 incident and fourth-degree assault in a Jan. 29 incident, Deputy District Attorney Sally Avera said.

Spencer was sentenced on Thursday, May 13.

On the first-degree assault charge, a Measure 11 crime, Spencer will serve a mandatory 7« years in prison and three years post-prison supervision. He was sentenced to 65 months on the burglary charge and 1« years on the assault charge. Spencer will serve those sentences concurrently with the 7«-year term.

He also pleaded guilty to a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in an unrelated incident in June 2009 and will serve six months, also concurrently.

Spencer also was ordered to pay $41,300 in restitution for the medical bills of the victim of the Jan. 30 attack, Dallas resident Jake Michaelson, and property damage.

Michaelson suffered seven stab wounds, including one to the head and another to the abdomen.

Spencer had been charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and harassment in the two 2010 cases.

He would have faced charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, felony attempting to elude, attempting to elude, and reckless driving in the 2009 case.



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