Strangulation case set for trial by jury

ESCANABA — A 58-year-old Escanaba man arrested for assaulting a female in her home last summer has opted to be tried by a jury and is scheduled for a trial in Delta County Circuit Court next year.

James Leonard Arrowood was arrested by Escanaba Public Safety following a July 11 incident at a residence on the 600 block of North 19th Street in Escanaba.

He is charged with the following four counts: first-degree home invasion involving an assault, a 20-year felony with a maximum fine of $5,000; assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder by strangulation, a 10-year felony with a maximum fine of $5,000; interfering with electronic communications, a two-year felony with a maximum fine of $1,000; and domestic violence, a 93-day misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $500.

Arrowood has since posted $5,000, or 10 percent of a $50,000 bond, and was released from jail. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim. He must have no drugs, alcohol, or firearms and cannot enter bars. He must undergo random drug testing and must not exhibit any abusive or assaultive behavior.

During a pretrial hearing in circuit court earlier this week, Arrowood requested to be tried by a jury. He is scheduled for a three-day trial on April 4-6, 2018.

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