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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:00 am

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.

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  • Luv83864 posted at 4:03 pm on Sat, Jan 26, 2013.

    Luv83864 Posts: 702

    Don- good thing you went under a fake name. A person like you hides behind a mask and then comes out get revenge on others for your own pain. I am sorry you suffered through whatever you went through but get over it. You make me sick. I don think you would have the chance to hit a woman because she wouldn't dare get that close to you. She can probably sense your sickening ways from a mile away. I am sure you give off that certain aroma woman run from.

  • FEDUP posted at 8:17 am on Sat, Jan 26, 2013.

    FEDUP Posts: 32

    What an awesome story Old Cop. That is how abusers should be treated. You just proved the difference between a real man someone like don.

  • Old Cop posted at 7:10 am on Sat, Jan 26, 2013.

    Old Cop Posts: 3259

    @You Ladies:
    I happily arrested a young man for slugging his live-in girlfriend in the face. He was most unhappy to be informed that he was heading for jail so he attempted in vain to slug me like he did his girlfriend. I took the opportunity to purposely hang a lovely shiner on him. A couple days later he had made bail and he came into the cafe where I was eating lunch He was accompanied by several friends and his boss. He didn't recognize me out of uniform and was regaling his friends with a story about four cops holding him down while sergeant ---- (me) beat him up. I got up and stepped behind him and said "Let's have some truth here. I arrested this Motor Mouth and took him to jail all by myself ". Then I lied, I said "I saved your worthless life when I stopped your girlfriend from beating you to death. Boy! She really hung a good one on your eye". Humiliated he left the restaurant but the others stayed asking questions. That young man took an merciful ribbing from erstwhile friends. The report I wrote was truthful although in public I always maintained his girlfriend beat him up. I also let it be known that once my daughter and her had been friends (not true) and therefore she was under my protection. Facing the Wrath of God would be a much safer alternative. Amazing how satisfying good police work can sometimes be.

  • FEDUP posted at 8:58 pm on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    FEDUP Posts: 32

    What a sad little man....... well man might be taking it to far. A real man would never have your sick way of thinking. Must be trying to compensate for something, most abusers are.

  • Luv83864 posted at 5:03 pm on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    Luv83864 Posts: 702

    Why are you still talking? No one said funny. I feel sorry for you. I hope you get some help before its too late. I hope you have someone who an eventually set you straight. Do ou have daughters? Do you have a mother? Obviously you do, take a second and think about them and what your calling "hilarious." This is 2013, even in 1920 it was wrong and I've got news for you it's even more wrong now, with all we know and have learned. I hope you didn't use your real name because I would hate to see you somewhere. I feel like you need a hug or 100and told your better then that. Fake it till you make it whoever you will become will be better then this. Don't you have anything better to anyway?

  • FEDUP posted at 4:29 pm on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    FEDUP Posts: 32

    OH LUV!!!! You are my new best friend! I had the same thought about him not having a woman in his life!

    I am so sorry for the pain you have gone through. I have no tolerance for the lack of moral fortitude, thinking ability, or sick sense of humor that people like Don have.

    Wow Don, was this the reaction you thought your sick joke would bring? Isn't it precious? [censored]

  • Luv83864 posted at 3:51 pm on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    Luv83864 Posts: 702

    I didn't call anyone names! I have my post right here. Maybe you need a assistant ? If post like that below can slip through. It's highly offending and it empowers people like Don to think he rules the ruse. Thanks tho for taking it down!

  • Luv83864 posted at 3:49 pm on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    Luv83864 Posts: 702

    Don- you are out of control! A feminist is not someone who is against beating woman. A woman with black eyes is not something to joke about. It's sick and very wrong. It's even more sick you thought you could joke about it and find support here. Your the kind of guy I don't feel sorry for when you get two blacks eyes. I don't condone violence at all but you might need to learn a thing or two the hard way! I've had broken bones, black eyes, sexually assaulted and been severely physically assaulted when I was young (19) by a psychopath who thought along the lines of you do, he ended up in prison for 8 years! That is right where he should remain. Now I carry a shiny nine millimeter very close to my side at all times.
    We won't tolerate your BS. I simply don't understand your low morale. Maybe you just are jealous because you have no woman in your life? And if you do, I hope she seeks help and find the strength to get away from you.

  • FEDUP posted at 1:32 pm on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    FEDUP Posts: 32

    Thank you for your responce. I apologize for not just reporting it. Please delete my Wizard of Oz post and accept my apology for calling you out, so to speak. It wouldn't make much sense to anyone now anyway since you rightfully took down the initial horrible comment that started this whole thing. Thank you also for telling him to chill.

  • FEDUP posted at 1:27 pm on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    FEDUP Posts: 32

    No, I am not a feminist. Your "joke" was horribly rude and abusive. I take offence to abusive people and you very proudly made yourself look like one... Isn't that precious.

  • Moderator99 posted at 12:52 pm on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    Moderator99 Posts: 5

    Ok enough with the consiracy already. I read about 350 comments a day and from time to time I will miss one their have been occassions when I have accidently deleted as well. When one is brought to my attention I check it out. In this case I would have found it much quicker of you would have reported the post.

    I took yours down for personal attack. You can not call somebody a bunch of names period.

    Pleae let me know if you have any other conerns and I will address them.

    Don you need to chill out just a bit please.

  • FEDUP posted at 12:05 pm on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    FEDUP Posts: 32

    don_kebalz made a rude, abusive, uncalled for statement and you (Daily Bee) posted it, but you won't post mine when I tell him he is rude and abusive? Shame on you again Daily Bee aka The Wizard of Oz for printing a comment with obvious abuse towards women and not posting our disgust for it! Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain Luv, he is just back there pulling levers that suit his own needs.

  • FEDUP posted at 11:56 am on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    FEDUP Posts: 32

    They didn't post mine either. You must have been putting don_kebals in his place too.

  • Luv83864 posted at 10:37 am on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    Luv83864 Posts: 702

    Daily Bee- why not post my comment? Where is proofing and consistency?

  • FEDUP posted at 10:27 am on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    FEDUP Posts: 32