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Mich. man enters pleas in attack on ex-girlfriend

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Jonathan Elbers, seen here in his April booking photo. Jonathan Elbers, seen here in his April booking photo.
Jonathan Elbers, seen here during his April arraignment. Jonathan Elbers, seen here during his April arraignment.
Elbers, seen in a previous booking photo. Elbers, seen in a previous booking photo.

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) -- A man accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend and partially stuffing her into a Christmas bag in the basement of her suburban Detroit home has entered pleas in the case.

Jonathan Elbers was scheduled for trial Tuesday in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens. The Macomb Daily reports the 24-year-old from Tuscola County instead pleaded no contest to five charges in the case, including attempted murder and home invasion.

A no contest plea isn't an admission of guilt, but is treated as such for sentencing. He's scheduled to learn his punishment Feb. 20.

Officers went to the woman's Chesterfield Township home in April to check on her safety and heard her scream for help. Elbers escaped from officers after a struggle, and was arrested hiding in a deer blind.

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