Stabbing suspect pleads no contest |

Stabbing suspect pleads no contest

A transient who police say stabbed another man over an argument about beer pleaded no contest Thursday in Nevada County Superior Court to assault with a deadly weapon.

Robert Eccarius, 50, faces sentencing April 29.

Nevada City police arrested him Dec. 26 at Pioneer Park, saying he stabbed 38-year-old Michael Rudy in the face and torso with a folding knife because Rudy tried to take his beer.

In other cases:

— Heidi H. Vogl, 45, pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges stemming from a fight with a neighbor about dog feces. Sentencing is May 13.

She had faced a felony battery charge, which was dropped in exchange for her admission to misdemeanor battery and trespassing, court records say.

On July 10, Vogl and Linda Carantzalis, neighbors at Tall Pines Mobile Home Estates south of Grass Valley, argued after Vogl returned feces left by Carantzalis’ dog in Vogl’s yard, the Sheriff’s Office said.

A witness said Vogl pinned the victim’s shoulders to the ground and banged her head against the ground, a Sheriff’s Office report says.

— Kenneth Dugan, 39, was sentenced March 18 to three years’ probation and 120 days in jail for domestic assault.

A Sheriff’s Office report says he hit and head-butted a woman Nov. 23 at a Grass Valley-area home.

— Deneen L. Corcoran, 37, was sentenced Thursday to 18 months’ probation and $377 in fines and fees for maintaining a place for selling controlled substances.

She had been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine after her July 6 arrest at her East Van Tam Way home near McCourtney Road. Her co-defendant and roommate, 37-year-old Gloria Salazar, was earlier sentenced to a year in jail and five years’ probation.

— Shawn A. West, a homeless 18-year-old, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree burglary and battery. Sentencing is April 29.

West’s complaint says he assaulted a vehicle owner March 16 after trying to break into the vehicle.

— Gregory E. Clark, 34, of Grass Valley pleaded guilty Thursday to identity theft and mail theft. Sentencing is April 29.

Clark’s complaint says the offenses occurred March 18.

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