Stories tagged with: Judge Kelly Cottrill

March 23, 2015 - 5:55pm
27 weeks 5 days 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
30 weeks 4 days 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 14 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
1 year 43 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
1 year 47 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
1 year 51 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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