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Ohio Assault Law


Ninth District Court of Appeals

In 2005, a jury found Mr. Alston guilty of murder, aggravated robbery, having
weapons under disability, felonious assault, and tampering with evidence as well as several
firearm specifications. The trial court sentenced him to a total of 24 years to life in prison. This
Court upheld his convictions on appeal. In March 2016, Mr. Alston moved to vacate and correct
his sentence... More...
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Ninth District Court of Appeals

Mr. Lewis and his former girlfriend, the victim in this matter, began dating in
2007 and lived together at various points in time. Mr. Lewis described their relationship in
positive terms and indicated that the two were still communicating and working on their
problems when the incident giving rise to this appeal occurred. Meanwhile, the victim testified
that she had tried re... More...
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Court of Appeals Of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District

Turner was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, in violation of
R.C. 2911.01(A)(1) and (3), two counts of felonious assault, in violation of
R.C. 2903.13(A)(1) and (2), and one count of having a weapon while under disability, in
violation of R.C. 2923.13(A)(3). The aggravated robbery and felonious assault charges
included one- and three-year firearm specifications. T... More...
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Cleveland man pleads not guilty in shooting that wounded child bystander

In October 2015, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted Lennon on ten
counts: attempted murder of the first victim, D.D., in violation of R.C. 2923.02 and
2903.02(A), a first-degree felony, with one- and three-year firearm specifications; two
counts of felonious assault against D.D. in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1) and
2903.11(A)(2), second-degree felonies, with one- and three... More...
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Court of Appeals Of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District

In August 2015, Pendergrass and his codefendant, Nathaniel Adams, were
indicted on multiple charges stemming from a rape that occurred in 2003. The charges
included several counts of rape, complicity to commit rape, aggravated robbery, and
kidnapping. All charges included one- and three-year firearm specifications. Several
counts included a sexually violent predator specif... More...
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The Ohio Seventh District Court of Appeals

Defendant-appellant, Brandon Jackson, appeals from a Mahoning County Common Pleas Court judgment overruling his post-sentence motions to withdraw his guilty pleas. {¶2} Appellant’s motions to withdraw his guilty pleas stemmed from two separate criminal cases. Appellant reached a plea agreement with plaintiff-appellee, the State of Ohio, in both cases. In the first case (13 CR 193), appellant ple... More...   $0 (05-14-2017 - OH)


Chillicothe man gets life for rape of 1-year-old

On July 2, 2015, Appellant and co-defendant Peggy Sue Horstman were jointly indicted for rape of a child under the age of ten. See R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b),(B). The indictment alleged the sexual conduct occurred on or about February 1, 2015 through May 1, 2015; the child was approximately ten months old at the beginning of this time range. A motion for severance was mooted by Horstman’s guilty ple... More...   $0 (05-14-2017 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Renisha C. Arrington

Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals

The facts of this case are as follows. On December 18, 2015, a complaint
was filed in Sandusky County Municipal Court charging appellee with identity fraud. A
warrant was issued and appellee was arrested on the same date. Appellee was discharged
from custody on December 23, 2015. On that date, appellee executed a speedy trial
{¶ 3} On February 24, 2016, appell... More...
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Man gets 8 years for stabbing

In January 2015, the Athens County Grand Jury indicted Noble on two counts of
felonious assault, both felonies of the second degree, one count in violation of R.C.
2903.11(A)(2) and one count in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1). These charges arose as a result
of a physical confrontation that occurred between Noble and Cusic on July 10, 2014. At that
time, Noble and his girlfri... More...
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This is a consolidated appeal from two Athens County Common Pleas Court
judgments. In case number 15CA33, the jury found Mark Anthony Butcher, defendant below and
appellant herein, guilty of (1) aggravated burglary, in violation of R.C. 2911.11(A)(1), and (2)
trespass in a habitation, in violation of R.C. 2911.12(B). The trial court merged the two offenses
and sentenced appel... More...
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Brown sentenced in "pure torture" case

On August 28, 2015, Appellant was indicted on two counts:
Count One, kidnapping, a violation of R.C. 2905.01, a first degree felony,
and Count Two, felonious assault, R.C. 2903.12, a second degree felony.
Count One contained a specification that, pursuant to R.C. 2929.01,
Appellant was a repeat violent offender. The indictment arose from
activities which occurred on Jul... More...
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Former deputy sentenced in assault, robbery case

On July 16, 2015, Brentlinger was indicted on one count of theft in
violation of R.C. 2913.02(A)(1), R.C. 2913.02(B)(2); one count of felonious
assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(2), 2903.11(D)(1)(a); one count of
kidnapping in violation of R.C. 2905.01(A)(3), 2905.01(C)(1); one count of
kidnapping in violation in of R.C. 2905.01(A)(2), 2905.01(C)(1); one count of
agg... More...
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Jury convicts Montre Robinson of murder

This case stems from the November 8, 2013 shooting death of Joe
Gutierrez (“Gutierrez”) in which it was alleged that Robinson aided and abetted
Ralph G. Harris, III (“Harris”) in discharging a firearm from a vehicle causing
Gutierrez’s death. (Doc. No. 116). On November 25, 2013, the Hancock County
Grand Jury indicted Robison on one count of murder in violation of R.C,
2... More...
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The testimony and exhibits at trial indicate that Berry entered the
victim’s home on the night of March 13, 2015 without a key and without permission
to be in the home. (Apr. 11-14, 2016 Tr., Vol. III, at 440). He put his hand over the
victim’s mouth to stop her from screaming, pulled her off the couch, put handcuffs
on her, and pushed her upstairs. (Id. at 441-43). Once t... More...
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On March 20, 2016, an altercation occurred at the home of the victim.
The victim was injured and taken to the hospital. The victim suffered from a
laceration to her face and a broken nose which she claimed was caused by Mayse.
An investigation followed. On April 7, 2016, the Marion County Grand Jury
indicted Mayse on one count of Felonious Assault in violation of R.C.
... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Paschalis and Charles Butler

Toledo, OH - Toledo men sentenced to prison for racially motivated attack on African-American stranger

Two Toledo men were sentenced to prison for beating an African-American stranger they saw on the street.

Robert Paschalis, 25, was sentenced to two years in prison while Charles Butler was sentenced to seven years in prison. Both men pleaded guilty in November to violating the S... More...
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State of Ohio v. Adam Akers

Lucas County Courthouse

Toldeo, OH - Man Convicted On Murder Charge

The State of Ohio charged Adam Akers, age 44, with first-degree murder and felony assault and battery for stabbing Judith Uyttenhove, age 72 to death on May 14, 2014 in her home. The Defendant lived with the victim along with his father.

Defendant claimed that he found the victim when he returned to her home after a long walk.

... More...
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United States of America v. Frederick A. McShan and David McShan

Columbus, OH - Jury Convicts 2 Steubenville Brothers of Running Heroin Ring

A United States District Court jury convicted Frederick A. McShan, 37, and David McShan, 42, both of Steubenville, Ohio, of running a Steubenville-area heroin-trafficking organization.

Specifically, Frederick McShan was convicted of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than on... More...
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State of Ohio v. Douglas Shine, Jr.

Cleveland, OH - Defendant Convicted On Multiple Murder Charges

The States of Ohio charged Douglas Shine, Jr., age 21, with multiple counts of aggravated murder, murder, and assault and felonious assault for walking into the Chalk Linez barbershop and killing Walter Lee Barfield, age 23, William Gonzalez, age 31, and Brandon White and wounding two men and a woman. Barfield was shot 19 ti... More...
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United States of America v. Laval Jackson and Tyrone Thomas

Two felons from Warren indicted for stealing 30 firearms from gun store

Two felons from Warren were indicted for stealing 30 firearms, as well as related charges, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Laval Jackson, 43, and Tyrone Thomas, 42, were indicted on charges of stealing firearms, being in possession of stolen firearms and being... More...
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In March 2014, Exon was indicted for robbery, in violation of R.C.
2911.02(A)(2). The charges stemmed from the robbery of a Speedway gas station in
Springfield on February 16, 2014. Exon was arrested in May 2014. At the time of his
arrest, there were warrants for his arrest in several other cases.
{¶ 4} A jury trial in this matter was scheduled for September 10, 2014. The d... More...
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State of Ohio v. Craig Myers

Craig Myers was an inmate at the Wood County Justice Center, awaiting
trial for the July 16, 2011 abduction and felonious assault of his former girlfriend. In
December of 2012, attorney William Hayes was appointed by the trial court to represent
Myers. He estimates that he was the fourth attorney appointed to Myers’ case.
{¶ 3} On February 21, 2013, after receiving numerous ... More...
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United States of America v. Dion Heath

The Cincinnati Police Department arrested Heath on August 10, 2005, for possession of
32.69 grams of crack cocaine and a Kel-Tec P-11 9mm pistol. On August 16, 2006, a grand jury
indicted Heath on charges of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a
firearm by a felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offense. The
g... More...
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Karens, et al. v. Porter Paint Company

We must first address appellee's contention that the appellants' claims are barred by R.C. 4123.74. R.C. 4123.74 provided, in pertinent part, "Employers who comply with section 4123.35 of the Revised Code shall not be liable to respond in damages at common law or by statute for any injury, or occupational disease, or bodily condition, received or contracted by any employee in the course of or ari... More...   $0 (08-21-1991 - OH)

State Of Ohio v. Craig

In Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-14-588007, Craig was charged with two counts of
felonious assault, each of which contained a notice of prior conviction and a repeat violent
offender specification. He was also indicted under Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-15-593290 for
having a weapon while under disability, carrying a concealed weapon, and improperly handling a
firearm in a motor vehicle. The ... More...
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State of Ohio v. Ramon R. Smith, Jr.

Newark, OH - Man Convicted On Two Counts of Aggravated Robbery and One Count Each of Felonious Assault and Disorderly Conduct

The State of Ohio charged Ramon R. Smith, Jr. of two counts of aggravated robbery and one count each of felonious assault and disorderly conduct.

The State claimed that Smith attended a party on the 7500 block of Martinsburg Road on May 9-10. During the ... More...
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State Of Ohio v. Bennie Adams

{¶ 1} This is an appeal as of right from a judgment affirming an
aggravated-murder conviction and death sentence. A Mahoning County jury
convicted appellant, Bennie Adams, of aggravated murder in connection with the
rape and murder of Gina Tenney and unanimously recommended a sentence of
death. The trial court accepted the recommendation and sentenced Adams
accordingly. The Sev... More...
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State Of Ohio v. Dean

Jason Dean was found guilty of all charged offenses and was sentenced to death for the aggravated murder of Titus Arnold and the attempted murder of six other people. On direct appeal, we reversed Dean's convictions, vacated the death sentence, and remanded the case for a new trial. See State v. Dean, 127 Ohio St.3d 140, 2010-Ohio-5070, 937 N.E.2d 97. In this direct appeal of Dean's convictions u... More...   $0 (11-29-2015 - OH)

State Of Ohio v. Adams

In the autumn of 1985, Gina Tenney was a sophomore at Youngstown State University. She lived alone in a second-floor apartment in a converted house on Ohio Avenue in Youngstown. {¶ 5} Adams lived in the same house in a downstairs apartment with his girlfriend, Adena Fedelia. The duplex had an interior common staircase. {¶ 6} Around 1:00 a.m. on December 25, 1985, Tenney was getting ready for bed... More...   $0 (10-04-2015 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Jacob F. Bluhm

Columbus, OH - The State of Ohio charged Jacob F. Bluhm with ten counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated for the death and injuries resulting from a high speed accident involving a Chevrolet Silverado on November 28, 2013 when the vehicle, which was being driven by Bluhm, ran off the road at an estimated 95 mph. Bluhm and all of the other... More...   $0 (09-04-2015 - OH)

Louis Dana Gradisher v. City of Akron

One afternoon, plaintiff Louis Dana Gradisher consumed multiple
alcoholic drinks, then made several erratic phone calls to 911 complaining about someone with a
gun. When officers from the City of Akron Police Department arrived at his residence and
Gradisher locked his door and retreated upon seeing them, they feared that someone inside might
No. 14-3973 Gradisher v. City of ... More...
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United States of America v. Ronald S. Rivera

Defendant-Appellant Ronald Rivera pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and to possessing an unregistered and unlawfully modified firearm. The district court sentenced Rivera as an armed career criminal under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. § 924(e); U.S.S.G. § 4B1.4, to a total of 200 months of imprisonment to run consecutively to a two-year state sentence. Ri... More...   $0 (07-20-2015 - OH)

State of Maryland v. Lawrence Stinnett

Lancaster, MD - The State of Maryland charged Lawrence Stinnett, age 40, with 10 sexual assault felonies including forcing one victim to perfrom oral sodomy at their place of employment. The prosecution produced no physical evidence evidence.

The defense claimed that Defendant's contacts with the complaining witnesses was consensual.

Court docket entries:

... More...
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United States of America v. Malcolm L. Hoyle

A Cleveland man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison today for illegally having a firearm, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin D. Williams and ATF Special Agent in Charge Donald Soranno.

Malcolm L. Hoyle, 28, pleaded guilty last year to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
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Darryl Gumm v. Betty Mitchell, Warden

Petitioner Darryl Gumm is mentally retarded and has an IQ of
approximately 70. He was convicted by an Ohio jury for the kidnapping, attempted rape, and
murder of ten-year-old Aaron Raines. For these crimes, Petitioner was sentenced to death. His
convictions and sentences were affirmed on direct appeal, and his state post-conviction petition
was found to lack merit by the Ohio state... More...
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Michael Bies v. Ed Sheldon

Petitioner Michael Bies (“Bies”) and respondent Warden (referred
to in this opinion as “the State”) cross-appeal the district court’s order granting conditionally in
part and denying in part Bies’ petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254.
No. 12-3431 Bies v. Sheldon Page 2
For the reasons that follow, we AFFIRM the district court’s grant of a... More...
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Sheya MAndebvu v. Eric H. Holder. Jr.

For more than two decades, Robert Mugabe has exercised power as the repressive head of state of Zimbabwe. Although he has permitted official national elections in recent years, Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (“ZANU-PF”) party has maintained control of the political process through violence and corruption, specifically targeting members of the opposition for killings... More...   $0 (06-18-2014 - OH)

Duniek A. Christian v. Randell L. Wellington, Warden

No person shall “be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.” U.S. Const. Am. V. The question in this case is whether the Ohio crimes of felonious assault and complicity to felonious assault are indeed the same offense. Duniek A. Christian brings this petition for a writ of habeas corpus from pretrial custody claiming a violation of the Double


N... More...
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State of Ohio v. Andrey Bridges

The State of Ohio charged Andrey Bridges with first-degree murder in conjunction with the stabbing death of Cemia "Ce-Ce" Dove, age 20, a transgender woman. Dove's body was found in a pond near Defendant's apartment some months after being driven to the apartment a cab.

Defendant was charged with aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, kidnapping, tampering with evidence and offenses ... More...
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State of Ohio v. Ricardo Woods

The State of Ohio charged Ricardo Woods, age 35, with murder with specification in violation of 2903-02A and B, felonious assault with specification in violation of 2903-11A1 of the Ohio statutes; having weapons while under disability in violation of 2923-13A2 of the Ohio statutes and having weapons while under disability in violation of 2923-13A3 of the Ohio statutes in conjunction with the shooi... More...   $0 (05-18-2013 - OH)

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