Ontonagon man accused of assault with a baseball bat pleads guilty to lesser charge

An Ontonagon man accused of assaulting another man with a baseball bat has pled guilty to a lesser charge.

A trial was originally scheduled to begin last week in Ontonagon County Circuit Court for 28-year-old Nicholas Yakovich, who is charged with felonious assault. Instead of going before a jury, Yakovich decided to plead guilty to a lesser charge of “assault with a dangerous weapon.”

Yakovich allegedly attacked a man with a baseball bat in January in Ontonagon Township.

He now has a sentencing date scheduled for July 9th.