Greenville man granted judicial release

By Meladi Brewer

DailyAdvocate.com

GREENVILLE — A 20-year old Greenville man was granted judicial release Monday via video conference between Darke County Common Pleas Court and the London Correctional Institute. Judge Jonathan P. Hein presided.

Jonathan T. Hittle was granted judicial release after serving eight and a half months of his 18-month prison sentence for the original charge of attempted felonious assault, a felony of the third degree. Hittle had 86 days credited toward his sentence, and he had the opportunity to apply for early judicial release upon sentencing.

The offense occurred in January 2021 with sentencing in November after he assaulted a pizza delivery driver and posted the video online. Hittle told Judge Hein he believes he’s had enough time to think about the choices he has made and will make in his future.

“I’ve learned my lesson. This was a wake up call for me,” Hittle said.

Judge Hein deemed more prison as not necessary, and sentenced Hittle to 60 months of community supervision and 100 hours of community service. He also sentenced Hittle to a sober living facility in order to ensure a structured living arrangement was met to allow him to get his feet on the ground and to ensure he was not running with the wrong crowd.

Bronson W. Fisher, 37, of Greenville, entered a not-guilty plea Monday to count one of aggravated robbery, a felony of the first degree, count two of felonious assault, a felony of the second degree, count three of domestic violence, a felony of the third degree, and count four of theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

If found guilty, Fisher can face a maximum total of $46,000 in fines and 22 years in prison with an additional six months in jail served concurrently, all of which are not mandatory. Fisher is currently being held in the Darke County Jail with a $20,000 bond. His next court appearance will be May 23.

Amba M. Cook, 43, of Union City, entered a not-guilty plea on Wednesday to one count of possession of methamphetamine, a felony of the fifth degree. If found guilty, she faces a total of 12 months incarceration and a $2,500 fine, all of which are not mandatory. Cook has served 20 days in the Darke County Jail, and was released on an OR bond. Her next court appearance is May 16.

Joshua R. Staas, 34, of Dayton, entered a not-guilty plea on Wednesday to count one of possession of methamphetamine, a felony of the fifth degree, count two of possession of clonazolam, a felony of the fifth degree, and count three of driving under suspension, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

If found guilty, Staas faces a maximum total of two years in prison and an additional six months in jail and a $6000 fine, all of which are not mandatory. He was released on an OR bond with his next court date set for May 19.

Juan P. Anguiano, 29, of Union City, entered a guilty plea to count one of theft from an elderly person, a felony of the fourth degree. He faces a maximum of 18 months in prison and a $1,500 fine, all of which are not mandatory. Anguiano’s sentencing date is set for April 25.

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