A Lebanon man has reached a plea agreement over the April kidnapping and beating of his ex-girlfriend in Manheim Township.
Arki Narvaez will serve one to two years in prison, followed by eight years of probation, in accordance with the plea deal.
Felony charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault were reduced in exchange for Narvaez pleading guilty to misdemeanor counts of simple assault, unlawful restraint, and making terroristic threats.
Narvaez, 35, took the victim from her Wyncroft Lane home, then beat her inside his car and threatened to kill her, police reported.
Aggravated assault charges are filed when there is serious bodily injury.
However, defense attorney Cory Miller said there were "issues" in the case that would have been challenging at trial.
Narvaez opted for the plea deal instead.
“This case was factually problematic for both sides,” Miller said this week. “This is a fair disposition for everyone.”
Lancaster County President Judge Joseph Madenspacher allowed Narvaez to serve the term in Lebanon County Prison.