Man guilty of coercion


The following people were sentenced recently by Judge James E. Barber in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, according to Prosecutor Scott Haselman.

Timothy Lange, 51, of Archbold previously pleaded no contest and was found guilty of coercion. Between June 10, 2014, and Feb. 11, 2015, he, with purpose to coerce another into taking or refraining from an action concerning which the other person had a legal freedom of choice, threatened to expose a matter that would tend to damage another person’s personal or business reputation.

He was sentenced to one year of community control, and ordered to: serve 30 days In the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, with 29 days suspended; pay restitution of $500 to the victim; have no contact with the victim; and pay prosecution costs.

David W. Demecs, 63, of Swanton previously pleaded guilty to assault and criminal damaging or endangering. On Feb. 27, 2015, he damaged one vehicle and assaulted another.

He was sentenced to one year of community control, and was ordered to: pay prosecution costs; pay a $500 fine; and serve 20 days in CCNO, with credit for seven days served.