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Mangold tries again to withdraw plea in criminal case

Jonathan L. Mangold, who has filed a number of hand-written court documents challenging his treatment in jail and by the court system, on March 15 filed a lawsuit against the state seeking to withdraw his plea in a Marion County criminal case.

Mangold, 30, is in Norton Correctional Facility serving consecutive sentences in two Marion County cases. Records show he has 17 convictions dating back to 2008 and 68 prison disciplinary reports, 15 of which were since Mangold began serving his Marion County sentences.

He pleaded guilty Oct. 2 to three drug charges, driving while his license was canceled, and transporting an open container of alcohol.

He was sentenced to 30 months in prison, with the sentence to run consecutive to an earlier case. He also was ordered to pay $1,658 in fines, court costs, and fees.

In the earlier case, he was convicted of multiple drug charges and battery of a law enforcement officer. He was sentenced to 28 months in prison. On the same day he was sentenced, he filed a lawsuit against the county claiming his treatment in the jail amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. That lawsuit was moved to federal court.

In December, he filed a petition seeking to withdraw his plea on grounds of police brutality.

Last modified March 29, 2018