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Ricker Guilty In Bench Trial

Dean A. Ricker, 48, Napoleon, was found guilty of domestic violence in a bench trial held in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Ricker was originally indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury on June 19. In a press release at the time, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said on or about June 3, Ricker allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a family or household member.

The trial lasted less than one day, and J. T. Stelzer, judge by assignment, handed down the guilty verdict immediately after the trial.

Stelzer ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Ricker will remain free on his own recognizance. A sentencing date has not been set.

The conviction is a result of a Fulton County Sheriff Department investigation.

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