MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon man pleaded Wednesday to a reduced charge stemming from an incident in which he allegedly threatened a victim in an outstanding criminal case.

Conor C. Pollock, 34, pleaded guilty in Knox County Common Pleas Court to one count of obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony. In exchange for his guilty plea, a charge of intimidation of a witness, a third-degree felony, was amended to the obstructing charge.

The charge stems from May 18, when Pollock lied to police about an investigation involving his alleged threatening of a woman, who is an alleged victim in a Mount Vernon Municipal Court case, Assistant Knox County Prosecuting Attorney David Merrell said.

Pollock’s attorney, Public Defender John Pyle, asked that Pollock be released on a recognizance bond following his plea. Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Wetzel said he will consider a recognizance bond after Pollock gets started on a presentence investigation.

Wetzel scheduled sentencing for July 27.


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