Pardo-Myers sentenced to probation after assault

LEWISTOWN — Michael Pardo-Myers, 25, who pleaded guilty in March to reckless endangerment and simple assault, was sentenced May 16 to county incarceration and probation, according to court documents.

Pardo-Myers, of Lewistown, was charged in January with a total of seven criminal counts, including felony strangulation. Documents indicate Pardo-Myers was arguing with a female acquaintance about leaving an apartment they were both visiting. The victim told police Pardo-Myers got into her face, so she shoved him backward. Pardo-Myers responded by punching her repeatedly, shoving her against the wall, placing his hand around her throat and applying pressure. The victim said she was unable to breathe and almost passed out before Pardo-Myers let go and left.

The victim told police she was six weeks pregnant at the time of the incident and expressed concern for the welfare of her unborn child. Documents indicate the victim was taken to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital for evaluation and police reported observing a small laceration inside the victim’s lip.

Two witnesses confirmed the victim’s account of what occurred. Documents indicate Pardo-Myers recalled arguing with the victim and being shoved, but did not remember anything else that happened prior to his leaving the apartment because he “blacked out” and “lost it.”

President Judge David Barron sentenced Pardo-Myers to a minimum of nine to a maximum of 18 months incarceration at Mifflin County Correctional Facility, followed by six months probation.