Felonious assault defendant pleads innocent

Cary Ashby • May 27, 2013 at 5:07 PM

A New London man has pleaded innocent to an assault that sent a 57-year-old man to the hospital.

Ronald D. Ohm, 37, of 160B Williams St., goes to trial Aug. 27 in Huron County Common Pleas Court. If convicted of felonious assault, he faces two to eight years in prison.

The New London Police Department investigated a March 29 assault at the American Legion Club.

The two victims were arguing when Ohm “intervened for some reason” and reportedly pushed the older man, police said. The younger man declined to pursue prosecution.

The older man, a New London Township resident, went to Fisher-Titus Medical Center reportedly with a broken right collarbone, right shoulder and left lower leg.

“The younger victim refused treatment (at Fisher-Titus),” Sgt. Joe Hicks said earlier.

Ohm is prohibited from having any contact or association with the victim. Defense attorney Jeremy Samuels said authorities served his client with his indictment about two weeks ago.

Citing Ohm’s lack of a significant criminal record, having no prior felonies and saying he doesn’t plan to leave the area, Samuels requested Judge Jim Conway lower the defendant’s bond to $5,000. The judge said the $20,000 bond, which Ohm posted earlier, was appropriate.

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