Defendant pleads guilty in multiple cases

LEAVENWORTH — A Leavenworth man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges including battering people at a movie theater, according to a prosecution official.

Phillip Belden, 51, entered pleas in four cases Friday in Leavenworth County District Court.

In one case, Belden pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and simple battery. The charges stemmed from a Feb. 2 incident at B&B Theatres in downtown Leavenworth. Belden admitted to striking an employee in the face and throwing a woman, who was a customer, to the floor, causing injury, said County Attorney Todd Thompson.

In another case, Belden pleaded guilty to an assault that was reported Feb. 25 on North Fourth Street in Leavenworth. In another case, Belden pleaded guilty to battery for reportedly pushing a woman who worked at a Leavenworth law office. In the remaining case, Belden pleaded guilty to criminal trespass for refusing to leave a bar on South Fourth Street in Leavenworth.

Sentencing for Belden is scheduled for Aug. 23.