Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Common Pleas Court

May 2, 2012 - 5:34pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

A 72-year-old Zanesville man was in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Wednesday facing 33 felony charges.

Kali Suntoke pled not guilty to all 33 counts of pandering an obscenity involving a minor. According to the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office the offenses occurred in March of this year.

Judge Mark Fleegle continued Suntoke's bond at $500,000.

April 30, 2012 - 5:03pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

The father of one of the boys who went missing in the Muskingum River last summer has pled guilty to an unrelated sex charge.

30-year-old John Tullius pled guilty to gross sexual imposition Monday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. In return for his guilty plea two rape charges and one gross sexual imposition charge will be dropped at sentencing. He will be classified as a Tier II sex offender. Judge Kelly Cottrill ordered a pre-sentence investigation.

Last June,...

April 23, 2012 - 5:47pm
3 years 14 weeks ago

A Philo man was sentenced to four years in prison Monday for multiple felony charges.

35-year-old Jason Thompson had previously pled guilty to seven charges of pandering obscenity involving a minor. Monday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court, Thompson received the four-year-sentence from Judge Kelly Cottrill.

Judge Cottrill also ordered Thompson classified as a Tier II sex offender once he is released. That means he must register with authorities every 180 days...

March 12, 2012 - 5:55pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

Monday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court a Zanesville man was sentenced to 23 years in prison for crimes stemming from December 2008.

20-year-old Blake Riley received the sentence from Judge Kelly Cottrill. Riley was found guilty at trial of eight counts including: kidnapping, aggravated burglary and theft. The crimes committed took place when Riley was just 17-years-old.

In addition to his 23 year prison sentence, Riley must also pay restitution of $15,731.21.

January 23, 2012 - 6:56pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

A man arrested at a Muskingum County truck stop with a rolling meth lab was sentenced Monday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

49-year-old Terry Boyd of Zanesville was sentenced to two years in prison and received a $5,000 fine. Boyd was arrested last August at the Love's Travel Stop on Sonora Road. He later pled guilty to the illegal assembly of chemicals for the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

January 9, 2012 - 7:05pm
3 years 28 weeks ago

A Frazeysburg man arrested in a drug bust learned his sentence Monday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

31-year-old Jerome "J-Roc" Johnson received five years in prison for trafficking in crack cocaine and tampering with evidence.

Johnson was arrested last August after Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says Johnson sold one ounce of crack cocaine to an undercover officer. When authorities attempted to stop Johnson he led police on a short...

January 9, 2012 - 4:30pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

The mother of 19-year-old Tyler Hardin said she hopes each day in prison feels like an eternity for the woman who played a role in the death of her son.

20-year-old Heather Nowlin appeared before Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle Monday morning and received the sentence of 25 years in the death of Hardin in July 2010.

Hardin's mother Kim Saunders said Nowlin's apology in court gives little closure.

"Her apology does little for me right now,"...

December 8, 2011 - 6:44pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

A judge has reached a decision in a lawsuit filed against two Muskingum Township Trustees.

According to Attorney Brent Stubbins, visiting Judge James Luse of Fairfield County ruled in favor of Trustees Steven Fusner and Jerry Miller.

Stubbins said Former Muskingum Township Firemen John Benson and Troy Lowe filed a lawsuit asking for the removal of Fusner and Miller after the fire department was disbanded in 2010. The firemen claimed Fusner and Miller neglected to perform their...

October 24, 2011 - 5:49pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

A Zanesville man will spend nine months in prison on multiple drug charges that resulted after a foot chase with authorities.

27-year-old Corey Wood received the sentence in Muskingum Common Pleas Court after admitting to trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances and possession of marijuana. Judge Kelly Cottrill handed down the sentence Monday.

Wood was arrested in August following a foot chase in the Putnam area in Zanesville.

October 17, 2011 - 5:54pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

A Muskingum Township man will serve four years in prison for a stand-off earlier this year with the Sheriff's deputies.

60-year-old John Allen received the sentence Monday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court after a jury found him guilty of having a weapon under disability and obstructing official business.

According to Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz, on April 25 deputies went to 1530 Richvale Road to serve Allen with a misdemeanor warrant. When they arrived they...

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