A Hailey man was sentenced to two years of probation following a plea agreement that dismissed a felony charge of aggravated assault in exchange for a guilty plea to two misdemeanors: attempted assault and exhibition or use of a deadly weapon.
Luis M. Felix-Mendoza, 23, was initially charged with the felony after allegedly attempting to enter the reporting party’s bedroom door using a sword on Nov. 4, 2018. Felix-Mendoza had an initial appearance the following day, at which time a mental-health evaluation was ordered.
The evaluation report was submitted to the court in December and Felix-Mendoza’s case was sent to district court to proceed with the felony charge, but before the case could go to trial, the state filed a motion to dismiss the case on Oct. 10, while at the same time a separate case with the misdemeanor charges was playing out in 5th District Magistrate court.
The misdemeanor case was filed on Aug. 26, according to court records, and Felix-Mendoza pleaded guilty to both charges that same day and was ultimately sentenced for both charges on Oct. 3.