Medina County Courthouse

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Jury Finds Hell's Angel Member Guilty of Felonious Assault

Early Monday afternoon the jury that was deliberating on whether Scott Stage was guilty of felonious assault returned a guilty verdict on that charge. On Friday the same jury had returned a not guilty verdict in the co-defendant's case. After receiving the verdict and excusing the jury, Judge Kimbler ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Judge Kimbler will impose sentence on April 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm. Following the verdict, Mr. Stage was remanded back to the Medina County Jail.

In addition to sentencing Mr. Stage on April 28, 2011, Judge Kimbler will also decide whether Mr. Stage's motorcycle should be forfeited to the state and whether Mr. Stage should be sentenced as a repeat violent offender.

Mr. Stage was convicted of a second degree felony, which carries a prison sentence of two years up to eight years. If he is sentenced as a repeat violent offender, Judge Kimbler could impose a prison sentence in addition to the sentence imposed for the felonious assault.

The jury trial started last Monday and took all of last week with the exception of Thursday morning when Judge Kimbler heard his criminal "call day" docket. The jury deliberated Friday afternoon and Monday morning. During the deliberations they had questions which indicated that they were struggling with whether or not Mr. Stage's actions inflicted "serious physical harm" or "physical harm" on the victim.

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