Local man sentenced for rape
An Electric City man was sentenced in Grant County Superior Court to 67.5 months in prison for second-degree rape and other charges.
Michael Timothy Berry, 30, was sentenced on charges originating July 8, 2013 in Electric City. He had been in county jail previous to sentencing.
Berry pled guilty to rape in the second degree, attempted rape, (domestic violence), unlawful imprisonment (domestic violence), and obstructing a police officer.
The sentence calls for 67.5 months in prison, and 180 days in jail with 150 days suspended, and that he have no contact with the victim for at least 10 years, plus court assessments.
The charges are concurrent and were plea-bargained down, according to the court report.
Grand Coulee police made the arrest after Berry initially escaped officers. He was later found in Grand Coulee after he had agreed to turn himself in.