Man sentenced to 3 years in prison for assaulting couple in Five Points

Published: Sep. 4, 2014 at 12:06 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2014 at 12:07 AM EDT
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(Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A man accused of assaulting a couple in Columbia's Five Points more than two years ago has pleaded guilty.

Prosecutors say Michael Blaszczyk hit a man in the face, knocking him to the ground in August of 2012.

The victim and the woman told police that Blaszczyk and two other men approached them on Wheat Street.

He was sentenced to three years in prison.

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