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Pair sentenced for U.S. 22 altercation

By RICK STILLION Special to The News Published: July 19, 2017 12:00 AM

A man and woman arrested following an altercation on the U.S. 22 overpass spanning Interstate 77 on July 9 have been sentenced for their crimes after entering no contest pleas to the offense Monday in the Cambridge Municipal Court.

Erika D. Mollohan, 37, Kimbolton., entered the no contest pleas to two counts of disorderly conduct and single counts of inducing panic and a violation for pedestrians under the influence. She was then convicted of all counts and sentenced by Judge John Mark Nicholson.

Justin H. McDonald, 36, Cambridge, also pleaded no contest to single counts of inducing panic, disorderly conduct and a violation for pedestrians under the influence. He was sentenced by Judge Nicholson.

Mollohan was sentenced to 15 days in jail and a $250 fine plus court costs (totaling $395) on the inducing panic conviction. She was also sentenced to consecutive 15-day jail terms and $150 fines on each of the disorderly conduct convictions with an additional $150 fine on the violation for pedestrians under the influence.

In all, Mollohan will serve 45 days in jail and pay $700 in fines plus court costs.

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Meanwhile, McDonald was sentenced to consecutive 30-day jail terms on the inducing panic and disorderly conduct convictions for a total of 60 days in the county jail. He was ordered to pay a $250 fine on the inducing panic charge and $150 fines for the disorderly conduct and violation for pedestrians under the influence convictions.

McDonald was also ordered to pay court costs.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. Sunday.

According to reports from the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office, multiple callers reported a male was either nude or exposing his genitals on the U.S. 22 (Cadiz Road) bridge spanning Interstate 77. Several callers also reported the male was sitting on the side of the bridge as if preparing to jump from the bridge.

As Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and sheriff's deputies were en route to the scene, additional callers reported the man and woman, later identified as McDonald and Mollohan, were arguing in the roadway on U.S. 22. On arrival, authorities separated the pair and both were eventually taken into custody for their behavior.


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