Spencer man pleads guilty to assault, now faces parole revocation

Spencer man pleads guilty to assault, now faces parole revocation

A Spencer man pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced in Third Judicial District Court late last month, but was arrested days later because the conviction violated a previous case’s parole terms.

Last week, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Tony Putzier Jr., 27, was arrested July 1 for parole violation.

Putzier was arrested June 12 after he reportedly hit a man in the face near the bypass on the east side of Spencer that evening.


On June 27, Putzier pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement to a count of assault causing bodily injury.

According to court records, that plea agreement came with terms of a 90-day jail sentence with all but two days suspended and credit for time served, plus a $315 fine and other costs.

With the conviction, Putzier violated a term of his parole from a previous case, authorities stated in court records.


Iowa Department of Corrections records online indicate Putzier is on lifetime parole.

A warrant was issued for Putzier’s arrest on June 28, court records show.

As of his arrest, Putzier was being held in the Clay County Jail without bond pending a parole revocation hearing.


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