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Former Jackson councilman pleads guilty to domestic violence

Posted: 4:41 AM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 05:14:25-04
Andrew Frounfelker trial

JACKSON, Mich. — A former Jackson councilman has reached a plea deal with prosecutors in his assault case.

Andrew Frounfelker pleaded guilty to aggravated domestic violence on Sept. 9 before Jackson Circuit Judge Susan Jordan, court records show.

He was originally charged with a 10-year felony in the assault on his girlfriend.

Frounfelker is accused of dragging his girlfriend up a set of stairs on May 22, 2018, and repeatedly punching her in the face, breaking five bones.

Frounfelker resigned from Jackson City Council on June 11, 2018. He had served the 5th Ward since 2005. He was put on leave at his day job with Consumers Energy around the same time.

The aggravated domestic violence charge Frounfelker pleaded guilty to is a misdemean that carries up to a year in prison and a fine of $1,000.

He's scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 23.

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