Crestline man sentenced for his role in Freezer Fresh robbery


By Kimberly Gasuras - [email protected]



Mikel Knetter II


A Crestline man was sentenced to two years in prison for his role in the robbery of Freezer Fresh in Crestline.

Mikel J. Knetter II, 19, Crestline, admitted to his role in the crime while he was on probation from a 2014 burglary conviction.

Knetter was arrested along with Tristan Lucas and Kalib Utz for the robbery that occurred at the ice cream store on July 15. Authorities believe a 9mm handgun was used in the commission of the crime.

Since Knetter admitted his involvement in the crime which violated the terms of his probation, he was spared the maximum sentence of eight years for the aggravated robbery charge that was dismissed in exchange for his guilty plea.

Knetter will be granted credit for 200 days of jail time he has already served.

Lucas, 22, of Galion, pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement in December and is scheduled for a sentencing hearing on Feb. 1.

A jury trial is scheduled for Utz, 20, of Mansfield, as he still faces one count of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. If convicted, he could be sentenced to a maximum sentence of 11 years in prison.

A Bucyrus man to time in prison after pleading guilty to one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony.

Bradley E. Jordan, 42, was sentenced to eight months in prison and must also pay a $1,000 fine.

Ashley M. Clemons, 31, Dayton, was granted judicial release after serving four months in prison on a felonious assault conviction. She was placed on five years of community control and is to have no contact with the victim in the case.

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By Kimberly Gasuras

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