Adamiak pleads no contest to 3 counts

ALPENA – A former Michigan State Police trooper pleaded no contest to three counts of assault.

Edward William Adamiak pleaded to the counts of felony assault Monday. The charges stem from a June 14, 2013, incident involving his wife and two children, according to court documents. He’ll be sentenced in May, and faces a maximum of two years in jail, a $2,000 fine or both for each count.

Michael Mack, 26th Circuit Court judge, accepted his pleas after reading from a report written by a City of Alpena police officer. It stated that on the night of June 14, Adamiak got into a dispute with and assaulted his wife, who eventually shut herself in a child’s room and called 911. The door was broken open, and Adamiak pointed a gun at his wife and two children.

Mack said the report noted Adamiak had been drinking that night, and his wife had visible scratch marks when police arrived.

Black made the plea offer on the request of the family, who didn’t want to put the children through a trial, he said. In exchange for his pleas, he and Mack agreed to drop a fourth charge of felony firearm.

Beyond that, Black declined to comment until after sentencing.

Richard Convertino, Adamiak’s attorney, said Adamiak wanted to move on from the incident, and accepted the offer with his children in mind.

“He didn’t want to subject his two children to cross examination and the stresses of a trial,” he said.

Adamiak was a trooper with the MSP Alpena post, and was suspended without pay following the off-duty incident, according to a release from the post. He retired in November.

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