A 27-year-old Hutchinson man charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, and criminal threat waived his preliminary hearing Thursday morning and entered no contest pleas to the assault and criminal threat charge. The state then dropped the aggravated kidnapping charge against Marcus Hill.
That coming as the case was scheduled for a preliminary hearing where Senior Assistant District Attorney Steve Maxwell told the court that if the case had gone to trial, they would have presented evidence that on July 17, Hill held a Hutchinson woman, Amanda Knight against her will and put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her. This at a home in the 300 block of East Campbell in Hutchinson.
Judge Joe McCarville excepted the states statement of facts in the case and found Hill guilty of aggravated assault and criminal threat.
Sentencing in the case is set for January 20 and his past criminal history will be a factor at sentencing.
He has prior convictions for battery against a law enforcement office, possession of drugs, intentional removal of a theft device, obstruction, criminal use of weapons and flee and elude in Sedgwick and Reno counties.