Stories tagged with: Mike Haddox

March 25, 2015 - 5:05pm
18 weeks 21 hours ago

The Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office says a Zanesville Man is facing over 70 sex charges involving a minor.

34  year old Rodney Curtis, who previously worked at the Avondale Youth Center was arrested Friday. Wednesday in Muskingum County Common Pleas court he was arraigned on the charges and plead not guilty. Prosecutor Mike Haddox says the victim is a 15 year old female who lives at the Avondale Youth Center. Haddox told us more about the alleged accusations.

"In...

June 25, 2014 - 6:25am
1 year 5 weeks ago

Seven people indicted in connection with the misspending of around $500,000 meant for the Harrison Township EMS Squad go before a judge.

Brian Hatfield, Richard Bennett, Robert Hatfield, Beverly Hatfield, Heather Price, Mary Randals and Terry Randals will be arraigned Wednesday morning in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

Attorney General Spokesperson Kate Hansen said the alleged activity happened between 2008-2012.

The Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox said...

June 13, 2014 - 2:15pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office was on the move this week.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Friday morning, the sheriff's office received an alarm for a robbery at the Duke and Duchess station at 259 Third Street in Frazeysburg. An officer pulled over the suspect's green Ford Explorer at 2:44 a.m. on North River Road West. Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox said 30-year-old Jason Calhoun of Dresden is currently facing one count of aggravated robbery and one count of misdemeanor...

February 26, 2014 - 3:55pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

The trial of 20-year-old Shaquille Davis has come to an end after only one day of trial.

Davis, of Zanesville, who represented himself in the murder trial of his cousin, Phillip Kimbro Jr., initiated a plea deal with the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office Tuesday evening. During court on Wednesday, Davis pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of murder with a gun specification, one count of tampering with evidence, and one count of abuse of a corpse in the death...

February 3, 2014 - 6:13pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

Timothy Daniel has spent the last three months in county jail and now he'll spend the rest of his life in prison.

Daniel, who was found guilty in January of aggravated murder for fatally shooting Charles Hooper in the South Zanesville Burger King, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 14 years for three other charges. Judge Mark Fleegle took Daniel's prior criminal history into account, and called him the worst type of offender there is...

January 17, 2014 - 9:17pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

A Muskingum County jury found Timothy Daniel guilty of aggravated murder for fatally shooting Charles Hooper last October in the South Zanesville Burger King. But before the jury retired to deliberate, Daniel's plan to make his self-defense tactic credible, and discredit his then-girlfriend Darlene Bender's testimony, backfired on him.

"That kind of um, really changed my whole game plan there," Daniel said while on the stand.

Daniel's...

January 14, 2014 - 7:35pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

Timothy Daniel, the man accused of shooting and killing 61-year-old Charles Hooper at the South Zanesville Burger King on Oct. 31, represented himself in the courtroom Tuesday.

During opening statements, Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox called Daniel, 34, "cold blooded" for the "violent and unnecessary" death of Hooper, who was eating breakfast in a nearby booth when he heard Daniel and his then-girlfriend, Darlene Bender, arguing. Haddox said in an "...

October 16, 2013 - 9:44pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

After six days of testimony from more than a dozen witnesses, the fate of LaFonse Dixon is in the hands of the jury.

Assistant Prosecutor Ron Welch opened closing arguments with a photo of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman before she was set ablaze on Aug. 26, 2012 in Muskingum County. He then played a slideshow of what she looked like after Katrina Culberson, Monica Washington and allegedly LaFonse Dixon burned her alive. Welch asked the jury to close their eyes and...

October 14, 2013 - 6:02pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

The man who found the burned body of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman last year took the stand on Monday in the trial of LaFonse Dixon.

Mark Bretz was one of five witnesses who testified in court on Monday. Bretz recalled the day he found Fronsman in the middle of State Route 208 on Aug. 26. 2012 and said at first glance, he thought she was a deer. He said once he slowed down, Fronsman, naked and charred, threw herself on top of his truck pleading for help. He said while it was...

October 11, 2013 - 5:09pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

Monica Washington took the stand in court on Friday and testified that LaFonse Dixon should own up to his part in the murder of 29-year-old Canton woman, Celeste Fronsman, who was burned alive near State Route 208 in Muskingum County in August 2012.

With her family watching, 25-year-old Washington, who was once a college student with no prior criminal history, described to the jury that she met both Fronsman, who she considered a friend, and Culberson, who she had "a crack-fueled...

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