FARGO — A Moorhead man won't have to do jail time for a June golf club attack in West Fargo.
Peyton Carter Wentz, 18, pleaded guilty on Monday, Dec. 9, to a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. As part of a plea agreement, a misdemeanor charge of simple assault was dismissed.
Several people alleged Wentz assaulted them with a golf club around 3:30 a.m. June 19 in the 800 block of Beaton Drive near BioLife Plasma Services, and their vehicle was also damaged with the club, according to court documents.
Two people were injured after they came “to try and talk out a disagreement” with Wentz, according to court documents. One person said the club struck his arm, and another was injured by broken glass, court documents said.
A Fargo police dog helped track down Wentz after he allegedly ran from the scene, court documents said.
The day of the incident, Wentz pleaded guilty in West Fargo Municipal Court to fleeing police on foot. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but 29 were suspended and he was given credit for a day of jail time served.
On Monday, Cass County District Judge Tom Olson gave Wentz a deferred sentence, meaning his guilty plea can be vacated, and the case dismissed and sealed, if Wentz successfully completes his probation.