Created on Thursday, 09 May 2013 Written by NATE SMITH
A defendant pleaded guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend and was sentenced Wednesday to prison before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark S. O’Connor.
Jason Mahe, 28, formerly of Bellefontaine, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony, and was sentenced to 11 months at the Lorain Correctional Facility.
According to prosecutors, Mr. Mahe struck his then-girlfriend several times during an Oct. 4 argument. The victim sustained multiple bruises and a fractured nose, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Eric Stewart said. She was treated for those injuries at Mary Rutan Hospital.
In a recorded phone conversation at the jail, the defendant admitted to having gone “cave man” on the woman, Mr. Stewart said.
His indictment also included an abduction charge, a third degree-felony. Charges of illegal conveyance of drugs into a correctional facility, a third-degree felony and possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony were also dismissed.
With 240 days already served, the defendant has three months left to serve on the sentence.
An active-duty serviceman pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to a local jail term brief enough to allow him to return on-time from his leave.
• Steven Williams, 24, formerly of Belle Center, pleaded no contest to two counts of assault, a first-degree misdemeanor, and was sentenced to 30 days in Logan County Jail, with all but five days suspended.
The defendant was involved in a fight Jan. 29, 2012, at a house party in the Indian Lake area. He was originally charged with two counts of felonious assault.
Mr. Williams begins his jail term today. He was also ordered to pay court costs. The balance of the suspended sentence remains in effect for five years, the judge said.