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Warren man faces 100 months for string of crimes

A Warren man faces at least 100 months in state prison after a string of crimes, including aggravated assault stemming from a domestic violence incident, stealing a vehicle and racing on highways with his young child in the car.

Nathan S. Nulph was sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda on Friday.

The most serious charges stemmed from a July domestic dispute.

Officers responded to an apartment and City of Warren police found Nulph in the bedroom of a juvenile, seated on the bed with the child laying down.

“Upon seeing us,” the affidavit states, Nulph “immediately began ordering us to ‘back out.'” Police ordered Nulph to get off the bed and walk toward them, and Nulph “continuously refused,” at which point officers approached him to attempt arrest.

At that point, officers said Nulph rolled on to his back and kicked the officer in the chest before “turning to the juvenile victim” and using “both arms and legs and began squeezing the juvenile female victim with such force that it caused her back to arch and her to begin screaming and crying.”

A victim told police in a written statement that Nulph “arrived at her residence highly intoxicated. When the adult female victim told (Nulph) to leave, he became angry, throwing her down on the bed and choking her with both hands. (Nulph) then used both open and closed fists to hit the adult female victim in the face multiple times.

“(Nulph) then began choking the adult female victim with one hand while using the other hand to cover her mouth, preventing her from breathing. The adult female victim advised that once she was able to break free from (Nulph) she ran to a neighbor’s house to call 911.”

At a second docket, he was found in possession of a multi-colored glass pipe when he was racing on US 6 starting at Yankee Bush with his young child in the car.

He pled guilty to charges of theft by unlawful taking and unauthorized use of an automobile at a third docket for taking numerous tools and construction equipment and a 1993 Ford pickup truck.

Assistant Public Defender Nicholis Milardo said that Nulph takes full responsibility for his conduct and is receptive to assistance.

Nulph told Skerda that he “didn’t commit these crimes consciously. That doesn’t make it ok.”

Speaking very emotionally, he said that he is “sorry for what I’ve done.”

“Consciously… what do you mean?” Skerda asked.

“I don’t remember,” Nulph said, citing that his BAC was .35. He added that he didn’t remember being in jail for the first three days.

Skerda then issued sentences at a total of eight charges.

Those include 48-96 months incarceration and a no contact/no trespass order on a count of aggravated assault; 21-42 months incarceration and parenting classes on a count of unlawful restraint of minor/parent: Risk of bodily injury; 15-30 months incarceration, $3,175 in fines and fees, submission of a DNA sample, drug and alcohol and mental health evaluations and any recommended treatment and priority for a therapeutic treatment community on a count of aggravated assault; 8-16 months incarceration, $1,275 in fines and fees and $1,700 in restitution on a count of theft by unlawful taking; Three to 18 months incarceration on a count of unauthorized use of motor vehicles; Five to 10 months incarceration on a count of recklessly endangering another person; $245 in fines and fees and a six month license suspension on a count of racing on highways and one year probation and $800 in fines and fees on a count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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