Troy man pleads guilty to assaulting Miami County correction officers

Marion A. Cotterman

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Marion A. Cotterman

A Troy man pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony charges in the March assaults of two Miami County correction officers.

Marion A. Cotterman, 45, was accused of causing or attempting to cause physical harm to the two officers in the county jail March 14.

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In April he was sent to the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo by Municipal Court Judge Gary Nasal for treatment to restore competency. Nasal found that at the time of the commitment, Cotterman was mentally ill and unable to stand trial.

Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher Gee said Aug. 28 that, after a recent evaluation, a psychologist found Cotterman currently understands the charges, the potential outcomes and the role of his attorney, and was competent to stand trial.

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A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Thursday but Cotterman told Gee he wanted, instead, to enter guilty pleas. Gee accepted the pleas and ordered a presentence investigation. Cotterman could receive up to two years in prison at sentencing Oct. 1.

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