George Hiotis

Charges Filed In Woodlawn Cemetery Fight

by George Hiotis on April 30, 2014 at 4:19 am

Zanesville Police Chief Kenneth Miller said charges have been filed in the Woodlawn Cemetery fighting incident. 

The Chief said two adults and four juvenile students face charges. Chief Miller reports that on Tuesday April 22,  45-year-old David Roush, of Zanesville, was passing by a group of 14-16 Zanesville Community High School students when he saw one student throw a rock and hit a sign. 

Miller said Roush stopped and confronted the students and several words were exchanged. Roush challenged them to meet him at the top of the hill. 

Chief Miller said the group followed and student 18-year-old Larry Hamiliton began fighting with Roush. Miller said as they were on the ground another student, a 17-year-old ran up and kicked Roush in the side causing a partially collapsed lung and bruised ribs. 

Miller said while Roush was lying there two more students assaulted him or attempted too. 

The Chief reported the charges against the juvenile students include assault, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.  Roush is also charged in the incident.

The Zanesville City School System is conducting its own internal investigation into the incident.