A Burbank man accused of attacking his girlfriend in February and threatening to kill her pleaded guilty this week in Superior Court to two felonies.
Gary A. Marshall, 59, entered guilty pleas to the charges of second-degree assault and harassment.
Marshall faces a standard-range county jail term of six months to a year when he’s sentenced at a later date.
In a plea agreement, the prosecution is recommending the low end of that range and reduced the case from initial charges of first-degree assault, harassment and fourth-degree assault, all involving domestic violence, and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.
In pleading guilty to second-degree assault and harassment, Marshall didn’t admit committing the crimes, but said he wanted to take advantage of the plea agreement.
Officials were called to his home about 5:45 p.m. Feb. 21 and contacted Amanda Wolf, who said Marshall assaulted her.
Wolf told a deputy that Marshall had become angry and tackled her, according to a sheriff’s office report filed in court.
“He punched her in the mouth and on the right side of her head. Marshall then took a .22-caliber rifle and put it to Wolf’s head and threatened to kill her,” the report says.
Authorities seized the rifle and found it loaded.
Marshall also had punched Wolf in the stomach and tried to take her cellphone, officials said.
He was arrested at the scene and booked into the Walla Walla County jail. He was released Feb. 24 pending the outcome of his case after $25,000 bail was posted.
However, he was taken into custody again last month for allegedly violating conditions of his release by trying to contact Wolf through a third party, and by going by her job, home and church.