New charges filed against Hartman
After a Topeka resident charged with attempted first-degree murder and other charges stemming from an October incident in Holton pleaded no contest to a reduced charge, a new charge was filed against him in Jackson County District Court that may result in probation rather than a prison sentence, it was reported.
Randall E. Hartman, 30, will now face a Feb. 23 sentencing date on a charge of aggravated domestic battery, which District Court Judge Norbert Marek said was a lesser felony than the aggravated battery charge Hartman pleaded no contest to on Jan. 26. Hartman kept his no-contest plea to the new charge during a district court hearing on Thursday morning.
Hartman was originally charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery, criminal threat and criminal damage to property in connection with a five-hour manhunt that began Oct. 29 and continued into the next day following an aggravated domestic battery call at a Holton residence.
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