Former Grand Island police officer Michael Lyon will be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. May 4 in Hall County Court for attempt of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Lyon, 31, pleaded no contest to the charge on Thursday.
He was initially charged with third-degree assault, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Attempt of a Class 1 misdemeanor is a Class 2 misdemeanor, which is a lesser offense.
Lyon was a Grand Island police officer until Nov. 20. The Police Department announced Nov. 16 that he had been placed on administrative leave. A news release from the department said he had been accused of assaulting a 26-year-old Grand Island female at about 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 30, while he was not on duty. Under the initial charge, Lyon was accused of “intentionally, knowingly or recklessly” causing bodily injury to Dawn M. Rodriguez.
Lyon is represented by Mark Porto. The special prosecutor in the case is Jon Hendricks.