Medina County Courthouse

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Akron Man Changes Plea and Wants to Stay in Jail

Robert E. Patterson, II, 57 of Seminola Avenue, Akron, Ohio, appeared in Judge Kimbler's courtroom on Monday, September 20, 2010, and entered a plea of no contest to one count of Possession of Drugs, (Heroin), a fifth degree felony. Judge Kimbler accepted the plea, found him guilty, and ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Judge Kimbler then set the date of October 28, 2010, for imposition of sentence.

Following the change of plea, Mr. Patterson's attorney made a motion for a reduction in bond. Originally Judge Kimbler had allowed Mr. Patterson to be released on a signature bond, but when he didn't appear for a jury trial, Judge Kimbler revoked the bond and ordered a warrant issued for his arrest.

After Mr. Patterson's attorney made the motion to reinstate the signature bond, Judge Kimbler asked Mr. Patterson why he hadn't appeared for trial. Mr. Patterson explained that he had stopped taking the medication prescribed to treat his bi-polar condition, which led to his non-appearance for trial. When Judge Kimbler asked him if he agreed that the signature bond should be reinstated, he replied that he thought that it was best if he stayed in jail, so Judge Kimbler denied. the motion made by his attorney.

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