Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Common Pleas Court

April 30, 2015 - 7:15am
5 days 3 hours ago

Top stories for Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Heather Bowers in Court

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - 24-year-old Heather Bowers was in court Wednesday and entered a not guilty plea to two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, four counts of aggravated vehicular assault, and two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence. Judge Fleegle continued bowers bond as set at 100 thousand dollars.

Swearing-in Ceremony


April 27, 2015 - 5:23pm
1 week 12 hours ago

The Former assistant fire chief of the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department was arraigned in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Monday morning. 

Adam Siddle faces a combined 16 counts of theft, telecommunications fraud, forgery and money laundering. The charges stem from a six month investigation, and all together, Siddle is charged with the theft of nearly $1 million. Siddle's attorney, Jeremy McLendon entered a not guilty plea on Siddle's behalf. He addressed the issue...

March 25, 2015 - 7:34am
5 weeks 6 days ago

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Licking County Crime Stoppers

LICKING COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Licking County Crime Stoppers are offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the misuse of credit and debit cards.The skimmed numbers were used to purchase over $2,200 dollars in items at various retail stores and restaurants in Ohio and Kentucky. Anyone with information is urged to call the Licking County Crime...

October 7, 2013 - 6:51pm
1 year 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.

June 6, 2013 - 7:54am
1 year 47 weeks ago

An appeal by Muskingum County Prosecutors Office to not retry a woman convicted of drowning her two young sons is denied by the Ohio Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court sided with an appeals court to allow the retrial of 27-year-old Kasey Klein. The State Appeals Court ruled in January that the Muskingum County Common Pleas Court wrongly denied a defense effort to have Kasey and her husband Richard Klein Junior's case tried separately.

The Klein's each were convicted of...

September 24, 2012 - 4:26pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

A Zanesville man is sentenced to three years in prison for sex charges.

Monday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark Fleegle handed down the sentence to 49-year-old David Dicks for two charges of gross sexual imposition.

A jury found Dicks guilty of the charges in August. The offenses occurred in 2003 and 2004.

Judge Fleegle also ordered Dicks to be classified as a Sexually Oriented Offender.

September 10, 2012 - 5:04pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

A Zanesville man pleads guilty to rape and kidnapping.

Monday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court 44-year-old James Rhodman admitted to both charges. The incident happened in June of this year.

Judge Kelly Cottrill classified Rhodman as a Tier III sex offender, which means he must register every 90 days for life. Judge Cottrill also ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Bond is continued at $500,000.

August 29, 2012 - 5:18pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

A Dresden man appeared in court Wednesday on sex charges.

32-year-old Matthew Gross pled not guilty to two counts of first-degree felony rape in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

According to court records, the alleged incident occurred in June of this year.

Judge Kelly Cottrill continued Gross' bond at $50,000.

July 16, 2012 - 6:43pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

Monday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court , 29-year-old Ryan Taylor of Fultonham was sentenced to prison by Judge Kelly Cottrill.

Taylor had previously pled guilty to two counts of robbery and two counts of theft in connection with robberies in April at Zanesville gas stations.

Police say within a few hours, Taylor robbed both the Speedway on Blue Avenue and the Duke and Duchess at the corner of Maple Avenue and Brandywine Boulevard.

Judge Cottrill sentenced him to...

May 9, 2012 - 5:29pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

A Zanesville woman who was originally charged with attempted murder pled guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

45-year-old Dyanne Stewart pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says Stewart was arrested in January after shooting three times at a male. The victim was not injured.

Judge Mark Fleegle ordered a pre-sentence investigation in...

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