Teen accused of assaulting officers, bond set at $500,000


By Kimberly Gasuras - [email protected]



Steven Young


Natavis Briggs


A $500,000 bond was set for an 18-year-old man accused of assaulting multiple corrections officers while incarcerated at the Crawford County Justice Center.

Natavis J. Briggs, Mansfield, was in Crawford County Municipal Court last Friday for an initial appearance on one count of assaulting a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony, when Judge Shane Leuthold set his bond.

On April 28, Briggs was being processed into the jail when he became confrontational with corrections officers and a fight ensued. One officer sustained a concussion along with nerve damage to his neck, as second officer was bit on the arm by Briggs and a third officer sustained injuries to his hand and ribs. Officers had to use a taser to detain Briggs and more charges could be coming for Briggs.

If convicted, Briggs could face up to 18 months in prison and be ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. Additional charges such as felonious assault could be filed against Briggs and his case bound over to the Crawford County Grand Jury.

Steven F. Young, Chatfield, pleaded guilty this week in Crawford County Common Pleas Court to one count of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Young’s recommended sentence by prosecutors is to be placed on five years of community control with the stipulation that he complete an alcohol and drug treatment program, pay a $1,250 fine and have his driver’s license suspended for six months.

Judge Sean Leuthold ordered a pre-sentence investigation for Young and his sentencing hearing will be held at a later date.

Steven Young
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Steven-Frankling-Young.jpgSteven Young

Natavis Briggs
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Natavis-Jerod-Briggs.jpgNatavis Briggs

By Kimberly Gasuras

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