One suspect pleads guilty in fight case

Published 12:49 pm Thursday, June 1, 2017

One of the two men charged in a May 18 fight pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

Cody Jones, 26, of 32 Sylvania Ave., was arrested along with 53-year-old Mark Mooney, of 70 Melbourne St., following the altercation at Jones’ residence.

According to court records, Jones and Mooney were armed with a knife and a baseball bat, respectively, and both had injuries consistent with the other’s weapon.

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Police said Jones was dating Mooney’s daughter and the two men got into an argument. Both men were arrested and charged with second-degree assault.

Wednesday, Jones pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault in Clark District Court. He was ordered to serve 180 days, though 166 days were conditionally discharged.

According to court records. Mooney is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on June 7.

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