April 19, 2014

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Brunswick man pleads not guilty to hitting acquaintance with SUV

MEDINA — A Brunswick man accused of hit­ting a friend with his sport utility vehicle in Brunswick Hills Township last month pleaded not guilty in county common pleas court Monday.

Joshua Dragony, 20, of 3736Williams Drive, was indicted by a Medina County grand jury late last month on a second-degree felonious assault charge. He was arrested Friday and posted bond Monday. His trial is set for Jan. 12.

Dragony

Dragony

Brunswick Hills Police Chief Sharon MacKay said Dragony was driving his GMC Envoy in the 3100 block of Sleepy Hollow Road around 1 a.m. Oct. 10 and hit a 20-year-old Brunswick man who was in the road.

She declined to provide further details about the incident.

According to a Brunswick Hills police report, the victim apparently sustained minor injuries, but possible internal injuries.

It states that Dragony was friends with the vic­tim.

Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman said there had been an argument between the two shortly before the incident but declined to pro­vide further details about the case.

He said felonious assault was the appropriate charge in the case. The law says that no person can cause or attempt to cause serious physical harm with a “deadly weapon or dangerous ord­nance.”

“Under the law, a vehicle can be a deadly weapon,” Holman said.

“We don’t believe there was intent to do what he was accused of, and we believe that will play out from the facts and the witnesses in this case,” Dragony’s attorney, Frank Raso, said Tuesday.

Contact Maria Kacik Kula at (330) 721-4049 or mkacik@medina-gazette.com.