Nashua teen pleads guilty to felony assault charge stemming from 2020 beating of another man
NASHUA – Marcus Ndlovu, one of two local teens accused of attacking and seriously injuring another young man at a downtown restaurant last May, pleaded guilty in court Monday to one count of second-degree assault in exchange for a suspended, 12-month jail term.
Ndlovu, now 19, whose last known address is 41 Anvil Drive, entered the guilty plea as part of an agreement with prosecutors. A second count of second-degree assault was dropped as part of the agreement.
Ndlovu and Isaac Colon, 18, were accused of attacking the unidentified male victim at a West Hollis Street eatery the evening of May 29, police said at the time.
Detectives with the department’s Criminal Investigation Division identified Ndlovu and Colon as the suspects a day or so after the incident, and issued warrants for their arrests, police said.
But subsequent attempts to locate the men were unsuccessful, prompting detectives to issue a statement about a month later seeking the public’s assistance in their search for them.
Whether either Ndlovu or Colon, or perhaps both of them, became aware of the police statement asking for the public’s help in finding them isn’t known, but just days later, both turned themselves in to police – Colon, on July 7, and Ndlovu, on July 8.
Meanwhile, Ndlovu’s sentencing orders, in addition to the 12-month suspended jail term, includes two years of probation, which the court would agree to terminate after one year if Ndlovu remains on good behavior and doesn’t violate other provisions of his sentencing orders.
Those also include that he participate in any counseling, education or treatment programs as recommended by corrections officials, and that he have no contact with the victim or the restaurant where the incident occurred.
As for Colon, his case summary indicates his case is ongoing in Hillsborough County Superior Court South. Among the most recent entries in his file is a notice to seek a defense of self-defense, and a motion to extend a filing deadline, which the judge approved earlier this month.
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