Pomeroy man sentenced to prison in Athens County case


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ATHENS — A Pomeroy man has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to felony and misdemeanor charges in Athens County.

Cody Casteel, 21, of Pomeroy, Ohio, appeared in Athens County Common Pleas Court on Monday and entered guilty pleas to two counts each of aggravated vehicular assault, felonies of the second degree, and operating a vehicle under the influence, misdemeanors of the second degree, according to a news release from the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office.

Judge Patrick Lang sentenced Casteel to a mandatory term of three years in prison. Upon his release from prison, Casteel will begin a five year term of community control as well as three years of post-release control. Casteel is subject to a 10year driver’s license suspension.

This case was investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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