The following is an article from Apple Valley Patch online:
Apple Valley MMA Fighter Reaches Plea Agreement
Rogers pleads guilty to third-degree assault. Three other charges dismissed.
Apple Valley MMA fighter Brett Rogers pled guilty to one count of third-degree assault on Thursday morning stemming from a late June domestic assault incident. Three other charges in relation to the incident were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
A pre-sentence investigation will be conducted in advance of a Nov. 30 sentencing hearing. Rogers remains free on $100,000 bond and could still face jail time, however Rogersâ€™ attorney, Murad Mohammed, feels there is a good chance that his client could see a stay of imposition in any sentence given his lack of previous record and willingness to seek help.
â€œOverall, Brett and I are pleased with the outcome,â€ said Mohammed. â€œI think itâ€™s important for everyone, especially Brettâ€™s wife and family, to know that Brett has taken ownership for everything thatâ€™s happened. Itâ€™s an unfortunate situation for the family and the end result is Brett not having a felony conviction resulting in him returning to his family and continuing to fight.â€
Rogers has a professional fight scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 20 and the reduced charges will still allow him to maintain his standing.
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