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Former student pleads guilty to two felonies

Teppo
Teppo

Former NMU student Allen Teppo will be sentenced in November after pleading guilty to two felonies stemming from an incident where he assaulted three police officers and damaged university property while on the influence of a synthetic form of LSD.

Teppo was originally charged with one count of malicious destruction of property costing $1,000 to less than $20,000, four counts of resisting and obstruction and two counts of assaulting a police officer.

The Newberry native pleaded guilty to one count of resisting and obstruction and one count of assaulting a police officer. The rest of his charges were dropped.

On the night of the arrest, officers were dispatched to Gant/Spalding area in response to reports of a disorderly person, according to police reports.

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When officers found Teppo, who was in a violent state, he assaulted three of the officers and injured one.

Once secured, the 19-year-old was taken to Marquette General Hospital for medical attention due to injuries obtained before the arrest.

He is expected to return to Marquette County Courthouse Nov. 17 where he will be sentenced.

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