86-year-old Mt Orab man sentenced for incident with two Brown County Sheriffs

Robert Ballein, age 86, of Mount Orab was sentenced Wednesday, Nov 18 for an incident at his home involving two Brown County Sheriff officers.

On Oct 4, Ballein threatened Corporal Eric Lang and Deputy George Dunning at his home on Lindsey Road, Sterling Township, according to court records.

Ballein was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated menacing and two counts of second-degree felony assault that night, according to jail records. The assault charges were not pursued in court. He posted $7,000 bond on Oct 6.

Appearing in court Wednesday, Nov 18 with attorney Nicholas D. Graman, Ballein pled guilty to one count of fourth-degree misdemeanor menacing.

The judge sentenced Ballein to 30 days jail suspended and one year of probation with the condition he is barred from being allowed to possess firearms.

Ballein was ordered to forfeit a Harrington & Richardson 12-gauge shotgun and a Harrington & Richardson .32 caliber revolver.



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