Kyle Richard Cronin, 26, of Boyne City, was sentenced to serve 38 to 60 months in prison this morning in the 33rd Circuit Court. Cronin pleaded guilty on Feb. 2 to a reduced charge of attempted assault by strangulation.
The incident occurred on Nov. 24, 2017 in the City of Boyne City. According to the affidavit of probable cause filed in the case, the Defendant pushed the victim down, then put both of his hands around the victim’s throat while she was lying on the ground causing her to have problems breathing.
Cronin then hit the victim’s head on the floor a couple of times and held her down so she could not get free.
Charlevoix County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kerry Zahner prosecuted the case for the State of Michigan. Zahner praised the police work of Boyne City Officer Tavis Tannehill and Charlevoix County Deputy Jeremy McAuliff who responded to the call.
Attempted assault by strangulation is a felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.