Court of Appeals of Ohio, Fifth District, Licking
from the Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 17 CR 743
Plaintiff-Appellee PAULA M. SAWYERS
Defendant-Appellant KATHERINE L. WOLFE
JUDGES: Hon. W. Scott Gwin, P.J. Hon. William B. Hoffman, J.
Hon. Earle E. Wise, Jr., J.
1} Defendant-Appellant, Jonathon Cousins, appeals his August
29, 2018 convictions in the Court of Common Pleas of Licking
County, Ohio. Plaintiff-Appellee is state of Ohio.
AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
2} On August 31, 2017, the Licking County Grand Jury indicted
appellant on one count of felonious assault in violation of
R.C. 2903.11, two counts of domestic violence in violation of
R.C. 2919.25, and one count of improperly handling a firearm
in a motor vehicle in violation of R.C. 2923.16. Said charges
arose from an incident involving appellant and his wife's
grandfather, Donald Rostofer.
3} A jury trial commenced on August 28, 2018. The jury found
appellant guilty of the felonious assault count and the
handling count, and not guilty of the domestic violence
counts. The trial court filed a judgment entry of conviction
on August 29, 2018. By judgment entry filed October 5, 2018,
the trial court sentenced appellant to an aggregate term of
two years in prison.
4} Appellant filed an appeal and this matter is now before
this court for consideration. Assignments of error are as
5} "THE JURY'S VERDICTS WERE AGAINST THE MANIFEST
WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE."
6} "THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED AT TRIAL WAS INSUFFICIENT TO