Standoff suspect pleads guilty to reduced charges

MARQUETTE — The Marquette man involved in a standoff incident late last month has accepted a plea agreement in Marquette County District Court.

28-year-old Christian Nutini was initially charged with two felonies, but he pleaded guilty to reduced charges. The charge of felonious assault was reduced to a drunk and disorderly person charge, and the count of discharging a firearm in or at a building was reduced to reckless use of a firearm. Both of these new charges are 90–day misdemeanors.

Nutini was arrested after he allegedly discharged a firearm in his home on the 2300 block of Presque Isle Avenue on March twenty fourth. Police surrounded the home for five hours before they were able to talk him into surrendering peacefully.

Nutini will be sentenced on May 26th.