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By Brice Burge

Floyd Samuel Bergen pled guilty to one count of domestic violence – third offense on Wednesday, August 19 in 11th Circuit Court. The crime occurred during an incident on June 28, 2020, with a person Bergen was in a dating relationship with and the two were living together. Click here to know what are types of domestic violence, before approaching an attorney for help.

Bergen initially denied forcibly grabbing the victim, but later admitted to the crime.

“Due to my anger and bipolar-ness, I flip out a lot and I black out,” Bergen testified.

A habitual offender charge was dismissed as part of the guilty plea. Bergen was released with the help of a criminal defense lawyer for hire and on a personal recognizance bond until sentencing. A no-contact order with the victim or their family was a term of the bond condition. No date was set as of the hearing.

The hearing was held through videoconferencing with Judge William Carmody in Munising at the Alger County Courthouse, Bergen lodged in the Alger County Jail and attorney Brian Rahilly and Luce County Prosecutor Josh Freed together in the Luce County Courthouse.