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Richland County Prosecutor's Office

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To Victims of Crime: "Your rights are worth protecting."




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Employee of the Month (September): 











Joseph C. Snyder

Past:
Jodie Schumacher (August)
Steve Wildermuth (July)
Olivia Boyer (June)
J. Brandon Pigg (May)
Cheryl Kaple (April)
Nancy Massie (March)
Benjamin Zushin (February)
Raymond "Kelly" Hamilton (Jan. '18)
Jamila Mitchell (December)
Marjorie Whitehead (November)
Emily Hall (October)
Amanda James (September)
Martin Jones (August) 
Anita Kochheiser (July) 
Alyson Young & Audrea Daniel (June)
Andrew Keller (May) 
Alisha Bazley (April)
Patty Masi (March)

  



Prosecutors Preserving Justice:

​​​​​​KEEPING RICHLAND COUNTY SAFE:  
Prosecutor Bishop & the Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys take immense pride in trying the cases that come before the Richland County Common Pleas Court. The following defendants will be off the streets for a period of time, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Assistant Prosecutors in colaboration with local law enforcement. To demostrate these efforts, below are highlights of some significant cases:

Bank Robber Receives 27-Year Sentence After Deadly Pursuit (from WMFD). Good work to Chief Criminal Assistant Prosecuting Attorney J. Brandon Pigg for prosecuting this case and for the victims in this case.

Child rapist sentenced to 30 years to life in prison (from Mansfield News Journal). Good work to First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jodie Schumacher who prosecuted this case for the state of Ohio and for the victims in this case.

After a 2-day trial in Judge James Deweese's courtroom, a Richland County jury found Kedrick Kelly GUILTY on all counts. He was convicted of felonious assault (F2), tampering with evidence (F3) & possession of a deadly weapon while under detention (F4). He was sentenced to 8 years in prison. Good work to First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney  Jodie Schumacher who prosecuted this case for the State of Ohio and the victims in this case. 

Former Clear Fork coach sentenced to 8 years for sexual offenses (from Richland Source). Good work to Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Olivia Boyer for prosecuting this case for the State of Ohio and for the victim in this case. 

Man sentenced to 8.5 years in prison after Mifflin Township shooting  (from Mansfield News Journal). Good work Chief Criminial Attorney Brandon Pigg for prosecuting this case for the State of Ohio and for the victims in this case.

Man violates probation on child porn charges, gets 5 years in prison (from Mansfield News Journal). Good work  Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Emily Hall for prosecuting this case for the State of Ohio and for the victims in this case.

Ex-Children Services spokesman pleads guilty to theft of computer services  (from Mansfield News Journal). Good work Prosecuting Attorney Gary D. Bishop for prosecuting this case for the State of Ohio and for the victim in this case. 

Man who broke into church and struck pregnant woman gets 10 years in prison (from Mansfield News Journal). Good work Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Raymond "Kelly" Hamilton for prosecuting this case for the State of Ohio and for the victims in this case.

Judge: 'The only way to keep females safe from Mr. Waugaman is to impose the maximum' (from Mansfield News Journal). Good work Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Amanda James for prosecuting this case for the State of Ohio and for the victim in this case.

Lindsay sentenced to 27.5 years in prison for attempted murder (from Mansfield News Journal). Good work to First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jodie Schumacher for prosecuting this case for the State of Ohio and for the victims in this case.

'Outrageously reckless:' Willard man who caused fatal wreck will spend 7 years in prison (from Mansfield News Journal). Good work Chief Criminal Attorney Brandon Pigg for prosecuting this case for the State of Ohio and for the victims in this case.

Man sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison in robbery, kidnapping case  (from Mansfield News Journal). Good work Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Amanda James for prosecuting this case for the State of Ohio and the victims in this case.

After a two-day trial in Judge Brent Robinson's courtroom, a Richland County jury found Mansfield resident Paul Heald GUILTY of possession of herion and trafficking herion, both Felonies of the First Degree. He was sentenced to the mandatory maximum of 11 years in prison for having 297.5 grams of herion laced with fentanyl. Chief Criminal Attorney J. Brandon Pigg represented the State of Ohio and the citizens of Richland County in this matter.

Verdict: 'Guilty'. Walter Renz Found Guilty On All 7 Charges  (from WMFD-TV) Good work to First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Jodie Schumacher and Chief Criminal Attorney, J. Brandon Pigg for prosecuting this case for the State of Ohio, the family of Patsy Hudson and the citizens of Richland County.

A Richland County Jury found Mansfield resident, Jessie Wilson GUILTY of possession of heroin & possession of cocaine, each a 2nd degree felony. He was sentenced to the maximum of 8 years in prision & ordered to forfeit $542.00 to the State of Ohio, and this defendant will not be eligible for judicial release. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Amanda James represented the State of Ohio and the citizens of Richland County in this matter.












To Victims of Crime: Your Rights are Worth Protecting!
"Obedience to the Law is Liberty"
Thank you for visiting the website of the Richland County Prosecutor's Office.
The office of the Prosecuting Attorney in Richland County strives to ensure that all victims and witnesses in criminal cases receive fair and courteous treatment during the course of criminal prosecution. I believe that victim/witness assistance is a major responsibility of my office and pledge our support to victims and witnesses of crime.
Gary D. Bishop
Richland County Prosecuting Attorney