Individuals who are accused of crime might not know whether they are facing an infraction, misdemeanor or felony. In Ohio, the categorization of a crime is based on the seriousness of the action, the amount of jail time in the sentence and whether that time is served in county jail or state prison.
Authorities reported that a 26-year-old convicted felon is suspected of robbing an Akron bank after being caught shoplifting jeans and shirts from a mall department store. According to law enforcement, the man admitted to trying to steal the clothing and had been issued a misdemeanor theft summons for those charges.
Authorities recently reported that law enforcement officials detained a Switzerland of Ohio School District teacher on multiple charges in connection with sex-related crimes involving minors. According to Monroe County officials, the alleged offenses occurred between Nov. 1, 2013 and Feb. 1, 2014. In early March, law enforcement officials commenced a lengthy investigation into the teacher, ultimately resulting in her recent indictment.
Ohio prosecutors and an accused doctor's criminal defense team are about to empanel a jury to decide whether the doctor is guilty of the crimes with which he is charged. He is accused of several felonies and misdemeanors, including rape and sexual imposition. Last year, the State Medical Board suspended his license to practice medicine due to the pending charges.
In January of this year, an 81-year-old woman was found dead in the basement of her Ohio home. Authorities say that the woman had been stabbed repeatedly. Recently, the deceased woman's grandson was charged with multiple felonies in connection with her death.
Four police officers converged on an Ohio home last year in response to a frantic 911 call. The then 10-year-old girl and her sibling witnessed their father killing their mother. When officers entered the home, they made their way to the master bedroom. What they saw led to numerous felony charges being filed against the distraught children's father.