A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier accused of severely injuring a fellow airman in an assault at a downtown bar last summer has agreed to plead guilty in the case.
Army Cpl. Nicholas Wyatt Brett, 28, concluded a plea agreement Monday with state prosecutors, according to court documents. Brett was initially charged with first-degree and second-degree assault in the Aug. 6 attack on Airman 1st Class Seth Duggan, but admitted to committing third-degree assault.
That crime usually carries a maximum sentence of five years and a $50,000 fine, but under the terms of the agreement Brett agreed that his actions were “among the most serious conduct included in the definition of the offense.” That aggravating factor allows a judge to exceed the typical sentencing range .