Medina County Courthouse

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Judge Kimbler Sentences Two Defendants Who Assaulted County Inmate to Prison

Judge Kimbler has sentenced James E. Polanski, 27, and Logan P. Clark, 22, both of whom are inmates in the Lorain Correctional Institution to one year in prison for Attempted Aggravated Assault, a fifth degree felony. The victim in the assault was an inmate of the Medina County Jail who was in jail due to being charged with a sex offense. The State of Ohio alleged that both Polanski and Clark were aided in the attempted assault by a Medina County Corrections Officer. The Corrections Officer was also indicted for this offense, and his case is still pending.

Both Polanski and Clark entered guilty pleas to the assault charge. Although both were charged with more serious offenses, the State agreed to amend the charges in exchange for the men telling the County Prosecutor’s Office what they knew about the case. Both men also agreed to testify if the charge against the Corrections Officer goes to trial.

Polanski entered his change of plea on August 16, 2010 and Clark entered his change of plea on October 12, 2010. Judge Kimbler sentenced Polanski on October 7, 2010 and sentenced Clark on October 12, 2010.

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