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STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL CHAPMAN

On December 17, 2015, Mr. Chapman and his brother were at Legends Sports
Pub for a holiday gathering with some of his brother’s co-workers. One of the co-workers, T.C.,
was transgender. Towards the end of the night, Mr. Chapman was involved in a fight in the
bathroom. Mr. Chapman admits that he punched the victim, G.H., during that fight. He contends,
however, that he acted in ... More...
   $0 (04-11-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. DAVID A. DUFFIELD

According to Detective Ronald Kennedy, he and his partner responded to a
request for backup from officers who were in a foot chase with Mr. Duffield. Detective Kennedy
and his partner drove to the area and parked their cruiser, but later moved it to a dead end street
after an officer spotted Mr. Duffield on that street. After more searching, Detective Kennedy
was returning to... More...
   $0 (04-11-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. ERIC D. HENDON

On December 31, 2013, an incident occurred involving a robbery at a house
located at 329 Seventh Street in Barberton, Ohio. During the robbery, three of the occupants of
the house, J.K., D.C.K., and A.K., were fatally wounded. A fourth occupant of the house, R.B.,
was shot and stabbed but survived her injuries. Following the incident, R.B. placed a 911 call at
6:48 p.m. More...
   $0 (04-11-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. JOHN CRAWFORD

In 2015, Crawford was charged in a 18-count indictment with multiple counts
of rape, kidnapping, complicity to commit rape, and unlawful sexual conduct with a
minor. The matter proceeded through a long and arduous pretrial process related to
Crawford’s desire to switch attorneys. Crawford finally agreed to plead guilty to one
count of sexual battery, with the named victim J.... More...
   $0 (04-07-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. ELIJAH D. ELEM

This case originated in juvenile court and stems from events that occurred
on November 15, 2016. Our understanding of the facts that form the basis of this case is
limited to the allegations in the indictment and the brief discussion of the facts that took
place on the record at sentencing. Elem, who was 17 years old at the time, went over to
the victim’s house with two frie... More...
   $0 (04-07-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MICHAEL J. BROOKS

Brooks previously appealed his convictions and sentence to this court in State
v. Brooks, 2016-Ohio-489, 56 N.E.3d 357 (8th Dist.) (“Brooks I”).
In May 2014, Brooks, along with co-defendant Sylvester Cotton, was indicted in a multi-count indictment. Counts 1 and 2 charged attempted murder; Counts 3 and 4 charged felonious assault; Counts 5 and 6 charged kidnapping; Counts 7 and 8 charged... More...
   $0 (04-07-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MICHAEL P. HANFORD

On May 2, 2016, Hanford was charged in a multicount indictment: Count 1
— aggravated murder in violation of R.C. 2903.01(A); Count 2 — murder in violation of
R.C. 2903.02(A); Count 3 — murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B); Count 4 —
felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1); Count 5 — felonious assault in
violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(2); Count 6 — carrying a con... More...
   $0 (04-06-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. SHAWN A. LADSON

In December 2015, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted Ladson and his
two codefendants, Michael Townsend, Jr. and Roscoe Simmons III, for two counts of
aggravated murder, in violation of R.C. 2903.01(A) and (B); one count of murder, in
violation of R.C. 2903.02(B); two counts of aggravated burglary, in violation of R.C.
2911.11(A)(1) and (2); three counts of aggravated robber... More...
   $0 (04-06-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. TIMOTHY WILLIAMS

Timothy Williams found guilty of manslaughter

In April 2016, Williams shot his friend multiple times in the chest “at
point-blank range” after the two got into an argument. The victim spent over one month
in the hospital and did not start walking until December 2016. Williams was originally
indicted for this shooting in June 2016. In December 2016, however, he was reindicted
in Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-612045 on three c... More...
   $0 (04-06-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. DASHAWN STROWDER

For the sake of clarity, we shall address the third assigned error last. Having
reviewed the record and pertinent law, we affirm the convictions, but reverse and remand
for resentencing. The apposite facts follow.
{¶3} This case originated in juvenile court when then-17-year-old Strowder was
charged in connection with offenses alleged to have occurred on or about April 21, 20... More...
   $0 (04-06-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. DWAYNE C. DAWSON

In June 2016, the Pickaway County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging
Dawson with one count of involuntary manslaughter, in violation of R.C. 2903.04(A), a felony
of the first degree, and one count of trafficking in heroin, in violation of R.C.
2925.03(A)(1)/(C)(6)(a), a felony of the fifth degree. In August 2016, Dawson pleaded not guilty
at his arraignment.
{¶4} ... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. MARLON D. FRYE

Jana E. Emerick On December 15, 2016, the Allen County Grand Jury indicted Frye on
three counts, including: Count One of having weapons while under disability in
violation of R.C. 2923.13(A)(3), (B), a third-degree felony, Count Two of tampering
with evidence in violation of R.C. 2921.12(A)(1), (B), a third-degree felony, and
Count Three of aggravated possession of drugs in v... More...
   $0 (03-27-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. BRIAN HAWKINS

In May 2015, the State filed an indictment alleging that Hawkins had raped
A.J. on July 30, 2002. The trial court appointed counsel, and Hawkins then pled not
guilty to the charge. In June 2015, the trial court granted Hawkins’ motion for funds to
hire an investigator, and authorized up to $1,000 to hire investigator, Wayne Miller.
Hawkins also filed a motion to dismiss the... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. DARRELL KINNEY

Kinney was indicted along with two codefendants for multiple felony
offenses stemming from his involvement in the armed home invasion of a prominent
local attorney, Stanley Chesley, and his wife, Susan Dlott, a federal district court
judge. Kinney was charged with three counts of aggravated burglary, three counts of
aggravated robbery, one count of robbery, four counts of kidn... More...
   $0 (03-25-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MICHELLE MINCEY

Mincey’s teenage daughters, Deajah and Shay, were embroiled in an
on-going dispute with Robinson’s sister, Tynia Jones, and others culminating in a
large street fight. Roughly an hour before this melee, Deajah fought with one of
Tynia’s friends, Tonya Miller. Tynia witnessed the earlier fight, and cell phone video of the fight was admitted at trial.
{¶3} The street fight in... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. CRISTOPHER BEDELL

On May 7, 2015, nine-year-old M.S. and her younger sister T.S. were
living with Bedell, who was their legal custodian. Bedell’s wife, Twayna, also lived
with them. That morning, the girls were getting dressed for school after Twanya had
left for work. M.S. asked Bedell for assistance “snapping” her bra, which closed in
the back. Bedell put his hands down M.S.’s pants and i... More...
   $0 (03-25-2018 - OH)

John Doe v. Miami University, et al.

Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

In the fall of 2014, John Doe and Jane Doe1 were students at Miami University, a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. The two students knew each other and had engaged in several consensual “physical encounters.” This
case arises from an incident between John and Jane on September 14, 2014. Both parties had
consumed alcohol, and John states that he was so intoxicated that he cannot re... More...
   $0 (02-16-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. BRETT M. MEDDOCK

Defendant-appellant Brett M. Meddock appeals his conviction and sentence
for one count of murder, in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), an unclassified felony; one count


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of involuntary manslaughter, in violation of R.C. 2903.04(A), a felony of the first degree;
one count of felonious assault, in violation of 2903.11(A)(1), a felony of the second
degree; one coun... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL D. SCOTT

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, Joshua Hamilton attended his sister
Bridget’s birthday party at Kricket’s Tavern in Huber Heights, along with his other sister,
Brittany, and one of Brittany’s friends. Trial Tr. vol. 3, 1099-1102. The staff that evening
consisted of four persons, one of whom served as a host and took photographs to be
used for promotional purposes. Id. at 10... More...
   $0 (01-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. AVELARDO ROSALES

MATHIAS H. HECK, JR., by MICHAEL J. Avelardo Rosales appeals from his conviction and sentence on one count of
felony murder, one count of felonious assault, one count of discharging a firearm into a
habitation, and two firearm specifications.
{¶ 2} Rosales’ appointed appellate counsel has filed a brief pursuant to Anders v.
California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - CHRISTY LYNN WARWICK

In May 2016, appellant was arrested and indicted on one count of endangering
children in violation of R.C. 2919.22(A), a felony of the third degree, and one count of
involuntary manslaughter in violation of R.C. 2903.04(A), a felony of the first degree. The
charges arose out of the death of appellant's infant son, Sylas, who was 21 months old at the
time of his death on Decemb... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JIBRIIL A. HERSI

In March of 2016, Mr. Hersi was driving his semi-truck and trailer westbound on
Interstate 76. Inspector Richard Bell, a civilian working with the Ohio State Highway Patrol as a
Federal Motor Carrier Officer in a marked vehicle, activated his lights and siren and attempted to
stop Mr. Hersi’s semi-truck for a safety inspection. According to Inspector Bell, when Mr. Hersi
did ... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MITCHELL SHIVERS

In Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-602796-A, appellant was charged with two
counts of rape, each with a sexually violent predator specification, and one count of
kidnapping with a sexual motivation specification and a sexually violent predator
specification. Appellant filed a motion to dismiss for preindictment delay. Thereafter,
he entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 as amended to s... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. DEANDRE T. CARZELLE

On March 1, 2016, Carzelle, along with his cousin, traveled to the scene of
the crime to confront some people with whom he had a conflict. Carzelle brought a gun
with him and shot twice across a roadway towards Dequantai Cross (“Cross”). Cross
was in a barbershop at the time of the shooting. One of the bullets hit Cross in the face.
Carzelle was subsequently arrested and ch... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ERIC M. MCNEIR

On November 20, 2015, the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted McNeir
with two counts of aggravated murder; one count of murder; one count of attempted
murder with a notice of prior conviction and a repeat violent offender specification; two
counts of aggravated robbery with a notice of prior conviction and a repeat violent
offender specification; seven counts of felonious ass... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. CARLOS BINFORD

A grand jury indicted Binford in multicount indictment as follows: Count 1,
felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1); Count 2, felonious assault in
violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(2); Count 3, having weapons while under disability in
violation of R.C. 2923.13(A)(3); and Count 4, improperly handling firearms in a motor
vehicle in violation of R.C. 2923.16(B). The felo... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - MARQUE DAQUAN BROWN

This case stems from an altercation that occurred between appellant and
his girlfriend, Taisha Ramirez, on or about May 25, 2014. On that date, appellant and
Taisha were 20 and 17 years old, respectively. Taisha was approximately seven or eight
months pregnant with appellant’s son. They resided together at the home of Taisha’s
mother, Marilyn Cedeno; Taisha’s brothers, Jose ... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - MARQUES JAMES SHANNON

On November 24, 2015, Shannon was indicted by the Trumbull County
Grand Jury for the following: Felonious Assault (Count One), a felony of the second
degree, in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(2) and (D)(1)(a), with a pregnant victim
specification pursuant to R.C. 2941.1423; two counts of Domestic Violence (Counts
Two and Three), felonies of the third degree, in violation of R.C. ... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - oh)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - KYLE W. M. STARKEY

On September 2, 2015, the Ashtabula County Grand Jury issued an
Indictment, charging Starkey with Murder (Count One), an unclassified felony, in
violation of R.C. 2903.02(A); Murder (Count Two), an unclassified felony, in violation of
R.C. 2903.02(B); Felonious Assault (Count Three), a felony of the second degree, in
violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1); Tampering with Evidence (Cou... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Thomas A. Johnson

On June 27, 2013, Johnson and a companion drove to the home of an individual who they believed had murdered one of their friends, got out of the car, and fired shots into the house. A person with no connection to the murder was inside. (June 13, 2016 Tr. at 9.) Johnson and his companion then drove to another residence,
Nos. 16AP-860, 16AP-868 & 16AP-869 2


where they exited t... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. JARELLE N. GUICE

Late one evening, Mr. Guice ignored a police officer’s signal to stop his car and
led the officer on a brief car chase. At the time, Mr. Guice was the subject of a BOLO (“be on
the lookout”) because he had threatened his ex-girlfriend several hours earlier. The chase ended
when Mr. Guice, having driven to the duplex community where his ex-girlfriend was staying,
crashed his c... More...
   $0 (01-01-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. DEMETRIUS FORD

This appeal involves injuries that Mr. Ford’s four-month-old daughter
(“Daughter”) sustained while in Mr. Ford’s care and the criminal convictions associated
therewith. At trial, Mr. Ford testified that he and C.G. (“Mother”) had a brief relationship that
resulted in Mother becoming pregnant. Mr. Ford and Mother’s relationship ended prior to
Daughter’s birth, and Mr. Ford adm... More...
   $0 (01-01-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Marcus Bankston

This is an appeal from a March 16, 2017 judgment of the Ottawa County
Court of Common Pleas, sentencing appellant, Marcus Bankston, to an eight-year term of
incarceration following his convictions on one amended count of attempted aggravated
burglary, in violation of R.C. 2923.02(A), a felony of the second degree, and one count of
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felonious assault, in violation of R.C.... More...
   $0 (12-31-2017 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. TONY L. SCOTT

This case arises from the September 30, 2013, shooting death of Dominque
Gentry. On that date, Gentry and his friend, David Banks, were in Gentry’s vehicle.
Gentry was driving a black Chevrolet Tahoe and Banks was in the passenger seat. At
approximately 7:28 p.m., they arrived at the All-in-One gas station located in Dayton.
Gentry went into the building, made a purchase,... More...
   $0 (12-31-2017 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Mathias D. Petty

This is an appeal by defendant-appellant, Mathias D. Petty, from a judgment of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas resentencing him pursuant to a remand order from this court regarding consecutive sentence findings. {¶ 2} On July 16, 2014, appellant was indicted on one count of rape, in violation of R.C. 2907.02, and one count of importuning, in violation of R.C. 2907.07(A). The rape coun... More...   $0 (12-24-2017 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. PIERRE ROGERS

In October 2015, Rogers was named in a four-count indictment under
Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-15-600299 charging him with two counts each of aggravated
vehicular assault, second-degree felonies, and driving while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, first-degree misdemeanors. The case stemmed from a February 2105
automobile accident where Rogers was driving on a suspended licens... More...
   $0 (12-23-2017 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. LAMAR LUNDY

Lundy was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping, one
count of aggravated robbery, and one count of robbery. The kidnapping counts included
sexual motivation specifications, and the rape counts included firearm and sexually
violent predator specifications. The charges resulted from an incident that occurred in
the early morning hours of November 27, 2005. <... More...
   $0 (12-23-2017 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Donald Christon

Appellant, Donald J. Christon, III, lived with his mother, Juanita Wilson,
along with her young grandson Delbert Lear, and the victim, Tony Wilson, variously
described in the record as appellant’s older brother, half-brother or cousin.
{¶ 3} In the early hours of June 16, 2015, appellant used a butcher knife to stab the
victim five times in the chest, left arm and back. Appell... More...
   $0 (12-23-2017 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JOHN K. STEPHENS

Defendant-appellant John K. Stephens appeals his conviction and sentence
for three counts of rape (less than ten years of age), in violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b),

{¶ 2} After violating the terms of his probation in Case No. 2013 CR 3550,
Stephens was sentenced to prison for thirty-six months. On May 7, 2015, the trial court
issued an entry granting Stephens judicial ... More...
   $0 (12-23-2017 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. WILLIAM T. BROWN

In Case No. 2014 CR 01637, a Montgomery County grand jury issued an
indictment against Brown on May 29, 2014, charging him with one count of aggravated
robbery in violation of R.C. 2911.01(A)(1), plus a firearm specification; one count of theft
in violation of R.C. 2913.02(A)(1), plus a firearm specification; and one count of having a
weapon while under disability in violation ... More...
   $0 (12-23-2017 - OH)

 
 
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