July 23, 2016

Mostly clear

Ex-wife pleads guilty to running truck into garage

MEDINA — A Texas woman who slammed her pickup into her ex-husband’s garage in a Montville Township apartment complex pleaded guilty Tuesday to a reduced charge.

Jeananne Trout, 37, of San Antonio, was convicted of criminal mischief, a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail.

Jeananne Trout

A grand jury had indicted her on a burglary count, a third-degree felony carrying penalties of one to five years in prison.

As a part of the plea agreement, Trout also will be “required to pay the full restitution for repairs to the garage and to forfeit the truck,” said Terry George, bailiff for Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier.

George said the amount of the restitution will be determined when Trout is sentenced Monday.

Trout was arrested Nov. 12 after she traveled from Texas to the home of her ex-husband, Brian Trout, 38, of 5019 Green Ash Trail. After finding her ex-husband not home, police said she drove her truck into the home’s attached garage, knocking it about 8 inches off its foundation.

Police said she left, but returned and drove her truck into the side of the garage.

Apartment employees called police.

Officers reported Trout was cooperative when arrested.

Asked why she damaged the garage, she said, “There’s a saying: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,” according to reports.

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.

Nick Glunt About Nick Glunt

Nick Glunt primarily covers courts and crime in Medina County. He served The Gazette from September 2012 to December 2015. Contact him at (330) 721-4048 or via email at nglunt@medina-gazette.com.