Intoxicated defendant arrested in court

Print Article

SANDPOINT — A Sandpoint man was arrested Tuesday after showing up to his sentencing in a felony domestic case late, under the influence of alcohol and unprepared for the hearing.

Mark Ewing’s was ordered held Wednesday in lieu of $100,000 bail for contempt, court records show. A defense motion is pending to reduce bail or release Ewing on his own recognizance.

Ewing’s sentencing hearing in 1st District Court has been reset for March 21.

Ewing, 52, was charged last August with domestic battery after allegedly throwing a 41-year-old woman to the ground and punching her twice in the face, which resulted in traumatic injury. He was further charged with attempted strangulation, although that offense was dismissed as part of a plea agreement with the state.

Ewing told Sandpoint Police that she attacked him and was so out of control that she managed to cause the injuries to herself, court documents indicate. Ewing was also charged with violating a no-contact order on six occasions.

Ewing entered an Alford plea to the domestic violence charge, which meant that he preferred to avail himself of a plea agreement rather than going to trial. Although he admits no wrongdoing under such a plea, it will be regarded no differently than a plea of guilt when he’s sentenced.

The misdemeanor no-contact order violations will be addressed at sentencing, according to the Idaho Supreme Court Data Repository.

Ewing was ordered to obtain a domestic abuse evaluation after entering his plea last November, but the evaluation was never done. Ewing’s defense counsel, Sandpoint attorney Paul Vogel, took the blame for the oversight, court records indicate.

Print Article

Read More News

New owner sought for historic building

April 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald BONNERS FERRY — In 1928 — the year black-and white-animation “Steamboat Willie” first grazed the screens, and then the legendary Amelia Earhart was invited to become the first woman passenger to cros...

Comments

Read More

Work to close railroad crossing

April 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — The railroad track on Great Northern — just north of Gooby Road — will be closed for a period of time both Thursday and Friday. The crossing will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. D...

Comments

Read More

Geezer Forum explores tai chi

April 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — The benefits of tai chi will be explored at today’s Geezer Forum. Mark Evans, a long-time tai chi instructor, will speak about the physical, cognitive, and social interaction benefits of...

Comments

Read More

Booth pleads guilty in Kirk murder case

April 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press COEUR d’ALENE — An 11th-hour guilty plea vacated the jury trial scheduled to start today for the second accused killer of William “Bo” Kirk. As part of an agreement between prosecutors and the publi...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2018 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X