NEWBURYPORT — A Tewksbury man accused of shoving a pregnant Salisbury woman against a wall last month pleaded guilty to two domestic violence-related charges Wednesday in Newburyport District Court and was sentenced to a month in jail.
Albert M. Daley, 28, of 5 South Oliver St., had hoped Judge Peter Doyle would sentence him to probation after admitting to assault and battery of a pregnant victim and assault and battery of a family/household member charges.
But instead, Doyle followed the recommendation of an Essex County prosecutor who asked for a split sentence. As part of that sentence, Daley was sentenced to 18 months in jail with all but 33 days suspended for two years while he is on probation.
During his time on probation, Daley must stay out of trouble with the law, abide by all restraining orders, and remain drug and alcohol free with random screens.
When asking for jail time, the prosecutor told Doyle that Daley’s record was riddled with “assaultive behavior.”
Daley’s attorney, Julie Ouellette, countered by saying his record was “riddled” with dismissed charges.
Daley was arrested July 11 and arraigned a day later. The same judge ordered him held on $2,500 cash bail.
According to court documents, the 28-year-old victim called police about 11:15 p.m. on July 11 to say that Daley grabbed her hair and threw her against a wall following an argument over her unborn child.
Daley had arrived at her apartment earlier in the day and had been drinking for several hours until becoming very drunk. When she told him to leave, he refused, according to documents.
After throwing her against a wall, he grabbed her face and pushed her head into a railing. When she threatened to call police, he fled. Daley was arrested several minutes later by Officers Craig Goodrich, Michael Devine and Adam Lischinsky, according to Lischinsky’s report.
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