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Man pleads guilty to assaulting girlfriend

ANTHONY B. Cepeda, who assaulted his girlfriend with a rifle-butt in Dec. 2018, pled guilty to assault and battery on Thursday.

Cepeda, 49, appeared in custody before Superior Court Associate Judge Wesley Bogdan and was represented by Chief public defender Douglas Hartig.

Hartig said the defendant wants to resolve the case through a non-trial disposition. Assistant Attorney General Chester Hinds, who appeared for the government, did not oppose the motion.

Cepeda was originally charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and disturbing the peace.

According to his plea agreement, Cepeda admitted that he struck his girlfriend in the legs many times on Dec. 23, 2018.

By pleading guilty to assault and battery, he agreed to serve a sentence of not more than one year imprisonment, to be decided by a judge at a sentencing hearing set for June 13 at 9 a.m.

Cepeda will be placed on three years probation after serving his sentence, and pay a total of $325 in court and probation fees.

During his probation he will not be allowed to consume alcohol or controlled substances.