by Aaron Gibson, April 21, 2016
Two men charged with felony domestic violence were sentenced Monday, April 18 in Brown County Common Pleas Court.
Jason A. Cunningham, indicted in January on one count of third-degree felony domestic violence and one count of second-degree misdemeanor resisting arrest, accepted a plea deal dismissing the resisting arrest charge earlier in April and was sentenced to more than two years in prison on Monday.
Judge Scott T. Gusweiler ordered Cunningham to serve 30 months in prison, with 61 days credited for jail time already served, and a mandatory three years of post-release control upon his release from prison.
Cunningham, who has three prior domestic violence convictions, allegedly restrained the victim before fleeing the scene on Jan. 4. He was eventually arrested in February.
In a separate case, Joseph L. Meyer pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of felony domestic violence on Monday and was ordered to spend the next two years on community control.
Meyer, indicted in March on one count of third-degree felony domestic violence, accepted a plea deal earlier in April amending the charge to a felony of the fourth degree.
Meyer, who has a domestic violence conviction and a harassment conviction involving a family or household member, allegedly grabbed the victim’s arms and restrained her, causing cuts and bruises, before fleeing the scene on March 4. He was arrested shortly after on the same day.
Cunningham faced a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
Meyer faced a maximum sentence of 18 months in prison.
—Brown County Crime Reporter, April 21, 2016 11:50 AM EST
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