Man convicted of 7 felonies

Jason Leist

MARQUETTE –Jason Thomas Leist, 42, of Marquette was convicted on Wednesday after a two-day jury trial on two counts of criminal sexual conduct-first degree, each of which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office announced.

Leist also was convicted of one count of weapons-firearms-discharge in or at a building, which carries a maximum 10-year penalty; two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, each of which carries a maximum four-year penalty; and two counts of weapons-felony firearm, each of which carries a consecutive two-year penalty to the corresponding underlying convictions.

Leist was convicted of seven total felonies. Sentencing will be scheduled in the 25th Circuit Court in approximately six weeks.

Marquette County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jenna Nelson prosecuted the case, which was investigated by Detective Jason Hart and Deputy Jesse Fergin of the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office.


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