July 23, 2016

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Knife-wielding man gets prison for bar attack

MEDINA — A 30-year-old Seville man will spend two years in prison for trying to stab bar patrons in Medina with a folding knife in March.

James E. Robinson, of 54 W. Main St., pleaded guilty last month to felonious assault, a second-degree felony. He was sentenced Thursday.

Robinson was accused of attacking another man at Johnny J’s Pub & Grille, 925 N. Court St., just before midnight March 3, according to police reports.

He drew a knife on an acquaintance he believed was a drug dealer, according to police reports. Robinson, who police said was heavily intoxicated, believed the man was taking his girlfriend, Nicole Glunt, to Akron to use heroin.

Glunt, 27, of Norton, also was charged in the incident. He was accused of taking the knife and hiding it. A jury found her guilty of evidence tampering and she was sentenced to three years’ probation in June. She also was sentenced to 94 days in the county jail, but was released after being credited for time served.

Only Robinson was hurt in the incident. Three of his fingers were cut with the knife when bar patrons attempted to subdue him, according to reports.

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