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Ohio Assault Law
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. Wagner

This case stems from a July 31, 2014 altercation that took place
between Wagner and his brother, Timothy Wagner (“Timothy”), at the Blue Eagle
Bar in Bettsville, Ohio. On August 20, 2014, the Seneca County Grand Jury
indicted Wagner on one count—domestic violence in violation of R.C.
2919.25(A), (D)(4), a third-degree felony. (Doc. No. 3).
{¶3} The case proceeded to a j... 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...
   $0 (11-29-2015 - OH)

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)

Willard McCarley v. Bennie Kelly

On direct appeal, the Ohio Court of Appeals described the factual background of McCarley’s trials and convictions as follows: {¶ 2} Charlene Puffenbarger filed a paternity suit naming McCarley as the father of her two year old son in November of 1991. Charlene filed the suit to obtain child support from McCarley, who initially denied paternity. McCarley did not wish to pay Charlene child support... More...   $0 (09-19-2015 - 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)

United States of America v. Jordie L. Callahan

A federal jury convicted an Ashland couple of engaging in a labor trafficking conspiracy and other crimes related to them holding woman with cognitive disabilities and her child against their will and forcing the woman to perform manual labor for them, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal... More...   $0 (03-07-2014 - OH)

United States of America v. Daniel J. Brown

An Ashland man was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a holding woman with cognitive disabilities and her child against their will and forcing the woman to perform manual labor, law enforcement officials said today.

“The conduct laid out in this case is almost incomprehensible,” said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. “We wil... More...
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Robert Shreve and Michael Reed v. Franklin County, Ohio

This case arises out of a putative class action against Franklin County, Ohio, its sheriff Zachary Scott, and 14 of the sheriff’s deputies for allegedly using excessive force against detainees in the county jail and for violating the privacy of detainees through strip searches. Settlements were reached with


No. 13-3119 Shreve et al. v. Franklin Cnty., Ohio et al. Page 2

al... More...
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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


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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)

Tanya A. Martin v. City of Broadview Heights

This excessive force case against officers of the Broadview Heights Police Department (BHPD) and the City of Broadview Heights arises from the fatal arrest of William Parker Martin, an unarmed and mentally unstable 19-year-old. Martin’s estate sued several BHPD officials asserting that the use of excessive force during the arrest violated Martin’s rights under the Constitution and Ohio law. Th... More...   $0 (04-09-2013 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Thomas Shifflet

The State of Ohio charged Thomas Shifflet with molesting girls as a daycare center. The State claimed that Shifflet raped a child and sexually assaulted for other juvenile girls. ... More...   $0 (03-20-2013 - OH)

Dion Berryman v. SuperValu Holdings, Inc.

Eleven current and former employees of SuperValu Holdings, Inc. (“SuperValu”) who are African–American brought suit alleging, among other things, that they were exposed to a racially hostile work environment in SuperValu’s warehouses. SuperValu moved for summary judgment as to each employee. In response, the employees submitted a detailed list of the incidents which formed the basis of the... More...   $0 (02-28-2012 - OH)

Dion Berryman v. SuperValu Holdings, Inc.

Eleven current and former employees of SuperValu Holdings, Inc. (“SuperValu”) who are African–American brought suit alleging, among other things, that they were exposed to a racially hostile work environment in SuperValu’s warehouses. SuperValu moved for summary judgment as to each employee. In response, the employees submitted a detailed list of the incidents which formed the basis of th... More...   $0 (02-24-2012 - OH)

Mark Anthony Hill v. Karin Sturnbo

{¶1} Mark Anthony Hill is appealing from the dismissal of a lawsuit he filed against persons affiliated with Brew-Stirs Clintonville Tavern. He assigns a single error for our consideration:

Appellant was denied the freedom to access the courts to redress injuries, pursuant to Article 1, Section 16 of the Ohio Constitution and the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, by... More...
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Scott A. Savage v. E. Gordon Gee

Scott Savage appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendants E. Gordon Gee, President of The Ohio State University, in his individual and official capacity; Karen A. Holbrook, former President of the University, in her individual capacity; Nancy K. Campbell, Assistant Vice President of the Office of Human Resources at the University, in her individual and official c... More...   $0 (01-04-2012 - OH)

Darryl Thompson v. Michael Grida

In this civil-rights action, Darryl Thompson alleges he was arrested without probable cause and the arresting officers used excessive force. Police officers Roose, Shuburt, Olszewski, and Kelly appeal the district court’s denial of their motion for summary judgment on qualified immunity grounds. Because the officers rely entirely on disputed facts in their appeal, we DISMISS the appeal for lack ... More...   $0 (09-08-2011 - OH)

Vivian Skovgardl v. Jeff Predro

Plaintiffs-Appellants Vivian Skovgard (Skovgard) and Percy Gros, Jr. (Gros) (collectively, plaintiffs) are long-time anti-abortion advocates, whose activities outside of the Women’s Med + Center (the Center), an abortion clinic in Kettering, Ohio, include counseling, praying, picketing, and distributing literature. On March 2, 2007, Alex Kaminski (Kaminski), the Center’s security guard, called... More...   $0 (09-01-2011 - OH)

Allstate Insurance Company v. Dailyn Campbell

{¶ 1} In this appeal arising from a declaratory judgment action to determine whether insurance coverage exists in a lawsuit involving injuries stemming from a misguided teenage prank, we are asked to apply the doctrine of inferred intent with respect to intentional-act exclusions. Because we decline to allow the intent to harm to be inferred as a matter of law in cases in which the harm suffered ... More...   $0 (12-29-2010 - OH)

Joseph Kijowski v. City of Niles and Craig Aurilio

Joseph Kijowski was arrested during a donnybrook at a wedding reception. According to Kijowski, police officers dragged him from a truck, threw him to the ground, shocked him twice with a Taser, and kicked him repeatedly. Kijowski subsequently brought suit in state court, claiming he was entitled to damages under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 because the officers violated his Fourth Amendment right to be free... More...   $0 (04-08-2010 - OH)

Dorothy Chappell v. City of Cleveland

This action arises from the tragic shooting by police officers of a fifteen-year old boy, Brandon McCloud, in his own bedroom. While conducting a protective sweep of a home in the early-morning darkness prior to executing a search warrant, the officers encountered a male suspect hiding in a bedroom closet. When they ordered him to come out and show his hands, the suspect came toward the officers w... More...   $0 (11-04-2009 - OH)

William Harris, Jr. v. City of Circleville

Plaintiff William R. Harris, Jr. (“Harris”) filed state law claims and claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that he was subjected to excessive force and inadequate medical care, and discriminated against on account of his race, in violation of his constitutional rights, while being booked at the Circleville City Jail on April 3, 2004. The issue before this Court is whether the district cour... More...   $0 (10-02-2009 - OH)

Safeco Insurance Company of America v. White,

{¶ 1} Safeco Insurance Company of America (“Safeco”) appeals from a decision declaring that Safeco is obliged to defend and indemnify its insureds, Lance and Diane White (“Whites”), in connection with a negligence action filed against them after their 17-year-old son, Benjamin, attacked another child.

{¶ 2} The First District Court of Appeals certified this case pursuant to Sectio... More...
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Rosella Hunt v. Sycamore Community School District Board of Education, et al.

Rosella Hunt appeals from the district court’s entry of summary judgment against her on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim against the Board of Education of the school district that employed her and the superintendent of that school district, Dr. Karen Mantia, alleging that the defendants violated her right to substantive due process by subjecting her to dangerous working conditions in her job as a tea... More...   $0 (09-12-2008 - OH)

Harold Goings v. Christopher Hutchinson

Harold Goings sued Christopher Hutchinson on a civil assault and battery theory claiming that defendant, age 25, hit him and fractured his skull in February 2003.

Hutchinson, a former Ohio University student-athlete, claimed that he was defending himself and his friend Brad Young from Goings who claimed more than 50,000 in medical expenses for his injuries from the assault, including a fra... More...   $65358 (02-06-2007 - OH)

Edward Lentz, Jr. v. City of Cleveland, Ohio

Edward Lentz, Jr. sued the City of Cleveland, Ohio on a civil rights theory, 42 U.S.C. 2000e for discrminating against him and retaliating against him because of his race and for protesting about the way that he was treated after he shot a 12-year-old African boy who, he claimed, tried to run him down while he was guarding the mayor. He claimed he was kept off the street, lost overtime, g... More...   $800000 (01-27-2007 - OH)

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