A Fostoria man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Tyrone Wharton, 56, pleaded guilty to two counts of domestic violence, one third-degree felony and one first-degree misdemeanor; and assault and resisting arrest, first-degree misdemeanors.
Seneca County Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff dismissed two additional charges, a fourth-degree felony charge of assault and a fourth-degree misdemeanor charge of public indecency, during the hearing on March 8.
Wharton had allegedly pulled down his sweatpants and purposefully exposed himself at the officer in view of the surveillance video during his booking on Jan. 6, according to court records. The said monitor of this video advised she was offended, the document states.
According to his indictment, Wharton had knowingly threatened or attempted to cause physical harm to three members of his household or family on Jan. 6. It is noted that the defendant had previously pleaded guilty or been convicted of two or more domestic violence offenses before the January incident.
Wharton resisted his arrest on Jan. 6 as well, stated the indictment.
Shuff sentenced him to 18 months, more time than the minimum required for his offenses, because serving “the shortest prison term will demean the seriousness of the defendant’s conduct and will not adequately protect the public from future crime,” court records said. However, he was credited 62 days for time already served.
The court recommended Wharton be kept under supervision by the Adult Parole Authority for a period of three years after his release from prison. He must also submit to DNA specimen collection as well, according to court records.
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