Archbold, OH

Two Sentenced After Jan. 7 Assault Case

Vashti Bowers, 23, and Gahlon Kunkle, 24, both of Fayette, were sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court recently for their role in a Saturday, Jan. 7 incident that left an Archbold man with apparent minor injuries.

Police were called to 402 S. Defiance St., Apartment C, about 10 pm on that date, on an assault call. The apartment was listed as the residence of Noah Pelmear, 21, who, the police report said, suffered minor injuries.

When officers arrived, they were told the persons involved had left.

Bowers and Kunkle, who, according to court documents, share the same address, were both indicted in connection with the incident on Jan. 24.

Bowers was indicted on a single count of aggravated burglary; Kunkle was indicted on two counts of aggravated burglary.

Pleas, Sentences

Kunkle entered no contest pleas to reduced charges of assault and criminal trespassing, both misdemeanors, on April 3.

Bowers entered a no contest plea to a misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing on April 10.

A press release from Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, states Kunkle was sentenced to 120 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. All but 30 days of the sentence was suspended on conditions that he have no arrests or convictions for any crime other than minor traffic offenses for two years.

He was also ordered to have no contact with the victims of the incident, and make restitution to Pelmear.

Kunkle was to report to CCNO on Monday to serve the 30-day sentence. He received credit for four days served, and was granted work release privileges.

Bowers was placed on two years community control and was ordered to pay the cost of prosecution and attorney fees.

She was ordered to have no convictions for any crime other than minor traffic offenses, stay out of bars andor taverns, not to possess or consume alcohol, make restitution, and have no contact with the victims.

Failure to comply could result in Bowers serving 30 days at CCNO.


In an unrelated case, a man was sentenced on a drug charge in Fulton County Common Pleas Court recently:

•Richard Hunt, 26, Toledo; previously pled guilty to trafficking in marijuana; on May 1, sold marijuana; sentenced to one year of community control; ordered to pay cost of prosecution, attorney fees, obtain general education diploma, complete drug-alcohol treatment, abide by 11 pm to 6 am curfew; driver license suspended for six months with certain privileges; served five days in jail; failure to comply could result in eight-month prison sentence.

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