A Cuyahoga Falls man who was facing a jury trial this week changed his plea from not guilty to guilty to felonious assault in connection with an incident in Cuyahoga Falls involving his stepfather who accused him of attacking him with a knife.
Rooke M. Sondles, 21, entered on July 14 a plea of guilty to one count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, said James Pollack, spokesman for the Summit County Prosecutor's Office.
A second-degree misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest was dismissed as part of the plea, he said.
The trial would have started on July 20. Sondles will be sentenced Aug. 11, Pollack added.
According to the Cuyahoga Falls police report, Sondles was arrested March 1 and charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and resisting arrest after his stepfather reported Sondles, who was living with him, stabbed him in the back with knife on Feb. 28.
Injured in the attack, the stepfather was transported to Western Reserve Hospital, according to the police report.
Court records show a two-count indictment by a Summit County Jury was filed on April 21, charging him with felonious assault and resisting arrest.