George Hiotis

3 In Court For Hickman Party Case

by George Hiotis on January 10, 2012 at 4:36 am

Three of six people charged after a party where Zanesville teenager Grant Hickman died this past summer were in Municipal Court this past week to resolve charges against them. Zanesville City Law Director Scott Hillis says initially that 22-year-old David Stewart of Zanesville was facing two counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor and two counts of contributing to the unruliness of a minor. Municipal Court records indicate Stewart pled no contest and was found guilty. He was fined 500 dollars and given a 30 day suspended jail sentence. Court records indicate that 18-year-old Cole Carpenter was also in court. He was facing one count of underage consumption. He pled guilty and was fined 200 dollars and given a 60 day suspended jail sentence. The judge also ordered Carpenter to attend an underage program and victim impact program. He was also ordered to not consume alcohol or any substances of abuse for two years and placed on two years probation. The Court also says 18-year-old Christopher Dowell of Zanesville who was charged with one count of underage consumption entered a plea of no contest. The Judge found him guilty and fined him 50 dollars. 45-year-old Warren Howard and his 43-year-old wife Tamara Howard owners of the home on Taylor street where the party took place face eight counts of child endangering and go to trial at the end of next month.