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Case Analysis: Holmes County V. Sheriff

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MILLERSBURG — Looking into the face of the man she assaulted, a Killbuck woman who was high on LSD when she became violent with a Holmes County Sheriff 's deputy responding to a disconnected 9-1-1 call in October, said she was sorry.
Kaetlyn M. Weber, 20, of 424 S. Main St., previously pleaded guilty in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to a single count of assault. The charge is made a fourth-degree felony because the victim, Mike Williams, was acting in the capacity of a deputy at the time.
“You didn 't I was real,” Williams told Weber of the moment he found her wandering in the middle of a bean field. And, while he tried to reassure her he was there to help, “You got violent with me and I had to hold you down.”
Reading from a written letter of apology, Weber offered Williams her “sincerest apologies” for the “poor choices” she made.
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“I 've never made such a big mistake. It was reckless and irresponsible,” she said of her decision to use drugs, also telling Williams, “I respect you and your work. I 'm so sorry. Thank you.”
At Weber 's plea hearing, Judge Robert Rinfret referred to her as “a poster child for why not to do drugs.”
And, while Weber has a good job, a 9-month-old child and no prior criminal record, Rinfret told her, There has to be a consequence for this.”
He sentenced her to two years of community control sanctions, to include six months of electronically monitored home arrest and 50 hours of community service a year. She was ordered to pay all court costs and the fees and expenses of her court-appointed attorney.
He told Weber she could work her way off house arrest early, but also warned her that any community control violation could trigger imposition of a 12-month prison sentence.
The charge stems from an Oct. 8

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