Man sentenced for assault, menacing


A former Archbold resident was sentenced Dec. 23 in Fulton County Common Pleas Court for assault and aggravated menacing.

Preston Klopfenstein, 21, previously pleaded no contest and was found guilty of the offenses. On Sept. 13, 2015, he knowingly caused physical harm to another, and knowingly caused another to believe he would cause them serious physical harm. The plea agreement was reached after a psychiatric evaluation found that, at the time of the incident, Klopfenstein suffered from a mental illness which prevented him from understanding the wrongfulness of his acts.

Judge James E. Barber sentenced him to two years of community control, and ordered him to: pay prosecution costs; pay a $250 fine; successfully complete treatment at A Renewed Mind; take medications as prescribed; be gainfully employed or be enrolled in an institution of higher learning; and serve seven days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, with credit for time served.

Failure to comply could result in spending 173 days in jail for assault and 173 days in jail for aggravated menacing, to be served concurrently, for a total of 173 days.