July 25, 2016

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Charges: Kidnapping at the end of a baseball bat, assault

MEDINA — A Brunswick man pleaded not guilty Thursday to burglary, kidnapping and assault in two unrelated cases.

Jason T. Donelon, 19, of 1956 Rocklyn Drive, is charged with two counts of aggravated burglary and kidnapping, first-degree felonies, and a count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony. According to the indictment, he allegedly committed these crimes while armed with a baseball bat Dec. 2.

Jason Donelon

He also is accused of felonious assault on March 24.

If Donelon is convicted on all charges, he could face up to 60 years in prison.

County Assistant Prosecutor Matt Razavi told Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler the prosecutor’s office planned to try the cases individually.

“They’re totally separate incidents,” he said.

Donelon is being held at the Medina County Jail on bonds of $250,000 and $100,000.

His first trial date is June 10.

Also in court Thursday:

• Stephen Petrush, 44, of 149 Wolf Ave., Wadsworth, pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of pandering sexually oriented materials involving a minor, second-degree felonies. He is accused of aiding in the distribution of child pornography and is scheduled for a June 10 jury trial.

• Herbert Price, 49, of Norton, pleaded not guilty to seven counts of gross sexual imposition. Six were third-degree felonies and one was a fourth-degree felony. Price is scheduled for a June 3 jury trial.

• Andrew Talabac, 45, of 451 Rockglen Drive, Wadsworth, pleaded not guilty to four counts of gross sexual imposition, fourth-degree felonies. He is scheduled for a June 11 jury trial. Talabac was released from jail after posting 10 percent of a $50,000 bond.

• Ryan Cartwright, 36, of Maple Heights, was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty Jan. 22 to gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony, and domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor.

He was also sentenced to 180 days in jail, which was suspended. If he violates his probation, the judge the suspension will be revoked.

Cartwright was accused of beating his ex-wife and molesting an 11-year-old child in July 2010.

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

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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.