GARNER | A Forest City man filed appeals Monday after he was sentenced following guilty pleas in Hancock County District Court.
Elgin Shabazz Richmond Sr., 38, pleaded guilty in two cases, one involving an altercation with a known woman in September in Forest City and the other for violating a no contact order after the incident occurred.
For the September altercation, Richmond pled guilty to an amended charge of misdemeanor assault while displaying a dangerous weapon.
On Jan. 3, he was sentenced to prison for a term not to exceed two years and received a $625 suspended fine.
Richmond also pled guilty to 24 counts of misdemeanor violation of no contact order. For each count, a 30-day jail sentence is imposed, totaling 720 days, and he received a $65 suspended fine.
The sentences are to be served consecutively.
Richmond was accused of attacking a known woman at a residence in the 100 block of College Drive in September in Forest City, police said in a press release, striking her in the nose, strangling her, holding a knife to her throat and threatening to take her life.
He initially faced felony charges of domestic abuse assault by strangulation and third-offense domestic abuse assault. The latter was dismissed.
According to court documents, Richmond called the known woman from the Cerro Gordo County Jail two dozen times between Sept. 17 and 24, violating a no-contact order protecting her.