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No plea deals in felonious assault case

Cary Ashby • Jul 30, 2013 at 5:07 PM

A prosecutor said there haven't been any plea negotiations over a felonious assault case that hospitalized a 57-year-old local man.

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

"I think this will be done in two days, your honor," said Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper, who was in court Monday on behalf of assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff.

Kasper told Judge Jim Conway there haven't been any discussions about plea negotiations with defense attorney Jeremy Samuels, but she said the state is open to a plea.

The New London Police Department investigated a March 29 assault at the American Legion Club in which there were two suspected victims. The younger man declined to pursue prosecution.

The two man were arguing when Ohm "intervened for some reason" and reportedly pushed the older man, Sgt. Joe Hicks said earlier.

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

Ohm, who earlier posted a $20,000 bond, is prohibited from having any contact or association with the victim.

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