Created on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 Written by Brooks Canavesi
A man was sentenced to local jail time Monday by Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark S. O’Connor for a fight that occurred at an Indian Lake bar last August.
Joshua Roby, 29, of Dublin, was sentenced to six months in the Logan County Jail, five years’ community control and was ordered to pay court costs, attorney fees and restitution in the amount of $3,333.17 for aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony.
Mr. Roby assaulted a man at Froggy’s, 11065 Township Road 293, Lakeview, Aug. 28, 2011, after a brief confrontation. The victim was transported from the scene to Lima Memorial Hospital by Indian Lake EMS and was treated for a broken nose and deviated septum, assistant prosecutor Dan LaRoche said, pointing out that, for his part, the defendant fled the scene and later lied to law enforcement about what happened.The defendant maintains his victim started the fight after he directed derogatory comments toward two women, defense attorney Marc S. Triplett said.
The altercation was the result of Mr. Roby’s alcohol addiction, according to his attorney. Since the fight, however, Mr. Roby has sought a sponsor and “intensive outpatient treatment,” and has been attending Alcoholics Anonymous classes, Mr. Triplett said.
“You’ve had more advantages than most people that come before the court,” Judge O’Connor said, citing the defendant’s previous alcohol-related misdemeanors, including a pending drunk driving charge out of Franklin County.
Man pleads guilty to drug possession
A Bellefontaine man likely faces at minimum a stint at the West Central Community Based Correctional Facility after pleading guilty to possession of drugs.
Timothy Hill, 60, of 113 S. Hayes St., was caught Feb. 23 with 52 doses of heroin outside Speedy Mart, 511 S. Main St.
Mr. LaRoche said the defendant had gone to the business to sell three individual doses — .2 grams — of the drug to an informant working with the Logan County Drug Task Force.
Read the full story in Tuesday's Examiner.