Stories tagged with: Judge Kelly Cottrill

January 5, 2016 - 4:39am
17 weeks 19 hours ago

An area man entered a guilty plea to several charges in connection to explosives found in his vehicle.

41-year-old Anthony Osborn, of Blue Rock, plead guilty in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court to four felony counts of unlawful possession of a dangerous ordinance. 

Four counts of illegal manufacturing or processing of explosives will be dropped at the time of sentencing. 

Judge Kelly Cottrill ordered a pre-sentence investigation in the case and bond was...

November 17, 2015 - 5:11am
24 weeks 19 hours ago

A bond hearing took place in Muskingum County Common Pleas court for Anthony Osborn.

Judge Kelly Cottrill modified the bond allowing the 40-year-old Osborn to leave Muskingum County for employment.

Osborn faces several charges including four counts of illegal manufacture or processing of explosives and four counts of unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance.

Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury says Osborn was pulled over on Luck Avenue in Zanesville in October, during the...

November 17, 2015 - 5:05am
24 weeks 19 hours ago

A Columbus man charged in a home invasion investigation enters a plea in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

In front of  Judge Kelly Cottrill, 24-year-old Christopher Hendricks plead guilty to aggravated burglary, seven counts of kidnapping, five counts of aggravated robbery and have a weapon under disability.

His bond was continued at $5 million and a pre-sentence investigation was ordered.

Zanesville police says on April 17, Hendricks and Randle Cremeans...

March 23, 2015 - 5:55pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

People Outworking Events for Recovery started last November as a jail diversion program. 

Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge, Kelly Cottrill, started the program to help people over come their addiction to drugs. However, he said the program is very intense and not an easy way out. The program is offered to those who really want to kick their addiction. Currently, there are only six participants in the "POWER COURT." According to Cottrill, the program is set up to last...

March 3, 2015 - 11:31am
1 year 8 weeks ago

A former Muskingum County Most Wanted Suspect has plead guilty in two separate cases. 

21-year-old Nicholas Morrison entered a plea of guilty to possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia in the first case. In the second case Morrison plead guilty to aggravated possession of drugs. 

In both cases Judge Kelly Cottrill ordered a pre-sentence investigation and a drug and alcohol assessment be done. In both cases bond was set at $10,000.

June 25, 2014 - 1:42pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

A Zanesville man changed his plea in connection to a stabbing incident on Brighton Boulevard.

27-year-old Brian Williams entered a plea of guility to charges of felonious assault and possession of drugs.

Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office said on April 2, Williams got into an altercation with another man on Brighton Boulevard over drugs and stabbed the man with a knife causing injuries.

Williams attorney, Jerry McHenry told Judge Cottrill that the victim in the case had...

December 3, 2013 - 11:01am
2 years 21 weeks ago

A Zanesville man changes his plea to guilty to several charges including child endangerment.

The trial of 46-year-old Robert James Gates was to begin Tuesday in Muskingum Common Pleas Court. However, Gates avoided trial by entering a guilty plea to endangering children with serious physical harm, an amended count of pandering obscenity involving a minor and two counts of gross sexual imposition. A second count of pandering obscenity involving a minor will be dropped at sentencing.

November 4, 2013 - 3:45pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

LaFonse Dixon was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole at his sentencing hearing on Monday.

On Oct. 22, Dixon was found guilty of aggravated murder, aggravated arson and kidnapping in the death of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman, the Canton woman found strangled, beaten and burned alive off State Route 208 Aug. 26 2012. Dixon was expressionless when Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Kelly Cottrill told him it was his "self-absorbed, self...

October 7, 2013 - 6:51pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

One of the most brutal cases in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court, is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. before Judge Kelly Cottrill.

The panel of jurors has been selected for 34-year-old LaFonse Dixon, the man accused in the gruesome murder of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman of Canton, Ohio. On August 26th 2012, a driver found Fronsman on State Route 208 near Adamsville, she was covered in burns and had a strap around her neck. She died from her injuries two days later.

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