June 25, 2016


Massillon woman gets 7 years in prison for June attack on Wadsworth man

MEDINA — A Massillon woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for her involvement in an assault on a Wadsworth man in June.

Christine Dettweiller

Christine Dettweiller, 44, pleaded guilty in November to one count of complicity to commit attempted murder, a first-degree felony, one count of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and two counts of complicity to commit felonious assault, second-degree felonies.

Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier sentenced Dettweiller to seven years for attempted murder and felonious assault and seven years for aggravated burglary. The sentences will be served concurrently. When Collier asked Dettweiller whether she had anything to say before sentencing, she said she did not.

“I think the judge was fair and it was a fair resolution,” said Dettweiller’s attorney, Wayne Graham.

Dettweiller was arrested in July in connection with an attack in which Ryan Foster, 38, of Massillon, entered an apartment in the 500 block of Seville Road in Wadsworth by force and used a hammer and a knife to attack a 28-year-old man who was living with Foster’s former girlfriend.

Foster was sentenced Nov. 14 to 13 years in prison on one count of attempted murder and one count of aggravated burglary, first-degree felonies, and one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.

The state asked for Dettweiller to be sentenced to seven years after she agreed to plead guilty and testify in Foster’s case, county Prosecutor Dean Holman said.

“The victim informed the court and our office that whatever the court gave her would be a fair sentence,” Holman said. “He felt her role was minimal.” Holman said he thought the sentence was a good outcome to the case.

Contact Michelle Sprehe at (330) 721-4048 or msprehe@medina-gazette.com.