Medina County Courthouse

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Second Alleged Hell's Angel Arraigned on Assault Charge

Scott E. Stage, 46, of Dartmouth Drive in Parma, Ohio appeared in Judge Kimbler's courtroom on Friday, January 14, 2011, and entered a plea of not guilty to one charge of Felonious Assault, a second degree felony. His alleged co-defendant, Justin Seliskar of Sturbridge Drive in Medina, Ohio was arraigned on January 6, 2011, and entered a plea of not guilty to one count of Complicity to Commit Felonious Assault, also a second degree felony.

Mr. Stage's attorney made a motion for a bond reduction arguing that the one million dollar bond set was historically much higher than previous bonds set for Felonious Assault. Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman, representing the State, argued against the motion. He pointed out that additional charges may be forthcoming from the Medina County Grand Jury which could result in an additional prison sentence of ten years. After hearing from both attorneys, Judge Kimbler denied the motion for a bond reduction.

Judge Kimbler then set a trial date of March 14, 2011 and a pre-trial date of March 7, 2011. Based on statements made by Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman during both Mr. Seliskar's arraignment and Mr. Stage's arraignment, it is anticipated that the State will be filing a motion to consolidate the two trials.

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