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Second teen pleads guilty in Grand Rapids group home assault

A second teenager has pleaded guilty to the assault of a staff member at a Grand Rapids group home. Jerod Marquee Beaulieu, 18, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of first-degree assault, Itasca County Attorney Jack Muhar reported. Beaul...

A second teenager has pleaded guilty to the assault of a staff member at a Grand Rapids group home.
Jerod Marquee Beaulieu, 18, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of first-degree assault, Itasca County Attorney Jack Muhar reported.
Beaulieu, 17 at the time of the incident, originally was charged in juvenile court with four assault charges but agreed to have his case moved to adult court, Muhar said.
Under the terms of a plea agreement, Muhar said it is expected that Beaulieu will serve a 74-month prison sentence. He will be held without bail until his March 16 sentencing hearing.
Beaulieu and three other residents of the Teens in Transition group home are charged with carrying out the Dec. 13 assault of a staff member, which authorities said was part of a plan to steal cigarettes and medication before running from the facility.
The employee, who was hospitalized with numerous injuries, told police that the teens beat him with a sock full of pool balls, a frying pan and a computer monitor.
A co-defendant, 18-year-old Dacota Geoffrey Smith, pleaded guilty Monday and is expected to serve jail time and probation. Two other teens also are facing felony charges in juvenile court.

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