A Sandwich man has been sentenced to 15-17 years at MCI-Cedar Junction after pleading guilty to more than a dozen charges including Armed Assault with Intent to Murder.
The Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office reports that 40-year old Michael St. James was also sentenced to 3 years probation and will be required to wear a GPS device upon his release.
The charges stem from domestic violence assaults and events which occurred between July 9 and September 3, 2017 in Sandwich. On July 9th, St. James unlawfully entered his ex-girlfriend’s home, assaulted her, and took her cellphone to prevent her from contacting police.
On September 1, 2017, St. James arrived at another residence in Sandwich, believing that his ex-girlfriend was present. St. James threatened to kill a male occupant of the residence at that time.
On September 3, 2017, St. James again unlawfully entered his ex-girlfriend’s home, armed with rubber gloves, duct tape, and a flashlight. St. James took his ex-girlfriend’s cellphone as she attempted to dial 911, and proceeded to attack her. St. James proceeded to strangle his exgirlfriend and attempted to bind her with duct tape before ultimately fleeing the residence.
St. James was apprehended on September 4th by the Weymouth Police Department.