OSKALOOSA — Court filings indicate the chairman of the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors will plea guilty to an assault charge in a domestic abuse case involving his son.
In a filing Monday, Mark Allen Groenendyk, 54, of Oskaloosa, entered a guilty plea to a simple misdemeanor charge of assault. He was originally charged with domestic abuse assault, a serious misdemeanor, on Feb. 6 after police said he assaulted his son.
The filing indicates Groenendyk has reached a plea deal with special prosecutor Chauncey Moulding, of Jefferson County. If adopted, the deal would allow Groenendyk a deferred judgment on the charge and serve one year of probation. He would also be required to complete an assaultive behavior class.
The violation of a no contact order Groenendyk received last month would also be dismissed as part of the deal.
In court filings, a Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office deputy said Groenendyk grabbed one of his sons, slammed him against the wall and punched him in the chest. A no contact order was issued in that case.
A sentencing hearing has been set for 10 a.m. on May 3.