Dalton G. Smith, 83, of Bath, was found guilty of forgery.
Dalton G. Smith, 83, of Bath, was found guilty of forgery, a fifth-degree felony, on Monday in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. Judge Tom Parker reached the verdict following a bench trial. "In an effort to evict a tenant from a property in Barberton, Smith created a fake court order supposedly signed by Judge Alison McCarty in which the tenant was ordered to pay damages to Smith," said April Wiesner, director of communication for Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh, in a prepared statement. "The tenant found the forged document on his kitchen table." Smith was sentenced to one year of community control and was ordered not to fake any more court documents.
Lejon Fair, 31, of Cleveland, probably knew he was out of luck after catapulting his car into the backyard of a Bath residence while trying to outrun police.
Updated Feb. 7, 12:12 p.m. A coke dealer confirmed Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh’s suspicions when he admitted to being, well, a coke dealer midway through his trial on Feb. 5. Lejon Fair, 31, of Cleveland, pled guilty to trafficking in cocaine, a first-degree felony; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; and failure to comply, a first-degree misdemeanor, according to April Wiesner, chief spokeswoman of the Summit County Prosecutor's Office. The charges stem from a Sept. 2011 incident where Akron police interrupted a coke deal in the Montrose On Tap parking lot Fair fled in his Audi, taking Interstate 77 Northbound toward Cleveland. As he made the turn onto the Wheatley Road exit, Fair lost control of his car and flew air-born …