Court of Appeals of Ohio, Fifth District, Muskingum
CHARACTER OF PROCEEDING: Criminal Appeal from the County
Court, No. CRB 1800735
Plaintiff-Appellee D. MICHAEL HADDOX PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
TAYLOR P. BENNINGTON ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR
Defendant-Appellant JAMES A. ANZELMO
JUDGES: Hon. John W. Wise, P. J. Hon. Craig R. Baldwin, J.
Hon. Earle E. Wise, Jr., J.
John, P. J.
Defendant-Appellant William Singleton appeals his conviction
and sentence entered by the Muskingum County Court on one
count of domestic violence.
Plaintiff-Appellee is the State of Ohio.
OF THE FACTS AND CASE
The facts and procedural history are as follows.
On October 23, 2018, officers with the Ohio Department of
Natural Resources were dispatched to Dillon State Park
Campground in Muskingum County regarding a domestic violence
at campsite 94 of the Dillon campground.
The caller and victim, R.K. of Piedmont, Missouri, informed
officers that her boyfriend, Appellant William Singleton, had
"head-butted" her, causing her to bleed from her
face. Officers observed that her nose was swollen and they
observed a bloody rag that she had used to wipe her nose.
Appellant was subsequently arrested for domestic violence.
On October 25, 2018, Appellant was arraigned on one count
Domestic Violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree, in
violation of R.C. §2919.25(A).
On the same day, Appellant entered a plea of no contest and
was found guilty by the court. The court went directly to
sentencing and sentenced Appellant to 120 days of jail, a $75
fine, and ordered Appellant to have no criminal or traffic
convictions for 5 years.
On November 13, 2018, Appellant filed a Motion to Stay.
On November 19, 2018, Appellant ...