July 24, 2016

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Man pleads guilty to bat, gas attack

MEDINA — A Brunswick man was convicted of burglary and assault Monday after pleading guilty to breaking into a Chippewa Lake home and attacking the occupants in December.

Jason Donelon, 19, of 1650 Rocklyn Drive, was set to go to trial Monday on two counts of aggravated burglary and kidnapping, first-degree felonies, and second-degree felonious assault.

Jason Donelon

Medina County Assistant Prosecutor Matt Razavi said Donleon pleaded guilty to two aggravated burglary counts. The other three counts were dropped as part of a plea deal.

Donelon also pleaded guilty to another count of second-degree felonious assault in connection with a March 24 attack on two men.

At his sentencing hearing, scheduled for Aug. 22 before county Common Pleas James L. Kimbler, he could face up to 30 years in prison.

In the December case, Donelon and two men — Brandon Ward, 19, of 4086 Boston Road, Lot 19, Brunswick Hills Township; and Shane Wuensch, 19, of 837 Pennys Drive, Brunswick — are accused of attacking a woman and her 14-year-old son with baseball bats and gasoline.

Donelon, Ward and Wuensch faced identical charges.

Ward pleaded guilty in May to all five charges and awaits a July 15 sentencing.

Wuensch was scheduled to go to trial Monday, but his trial was postponed to Aug. 7. He also faces drug possession and trafficking charges.

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.