Grow to begin serving punishment after entering plea agreement

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Nez Perce County Commission Chairman Mike Grow. (KLEW File image.)
LEWISTON, ID - Nez Perce County Commissioner Mike Grow entered a plea agreement in the sexual assault case against him in Valley County's 4th District Court on Monday.

According to court records, Grow entered a plea agreement that did not include the original charge of force-able penetration by use of a foreign object, which he was initially charged with in April of 2011.

Grow was accused of inappropriate actions against a woman he knew at the Tamarack Resort near Donnelly. Court records indicate that as part of a Rule 11 Plea Agreement, the current Nez Perce County Commissioner pleaded guilty to multiple lesser charges of Battery, Second Degree Stalking and Unlawful Entry.

As part of the deal, Grow was sentenced to 180 days suspended for Battery, 90 days in jail with credit for two days served for the Unlawful Entry count and 365 days in jail, suspended, for the count of Second Degree Stalking.

He'll also serve probation in Nez Perce County. Grow will enter a substance abuse rehab facility on Wednesday. Following rehab, he will have 48 hours to report to the Valley County Jail to serve 28 days of his sentencing. Then if approved, Grow will return to Nez Perce County and serve his remaining 60 days in jail or take part in a work release program. After a total of 90 days served, Grow will have four years of supervised probation, along with two years or more of psychotherapy treatment, among other conditions of his probation.