Stalker convicted in common pleas court

Cary Ashby • Updated Feb 13, 2018 at 9:18 PM

An area man has been convicted of a firearm-related stalking felony.

Matthew R. Walski, 31, of Huron, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of menacing by stalking with a firearm specification and firearm forfeiture. Court records indicate the Huron County Sheriff’s Office investigated the Aug. 13 incident involving a female victim on Peru Center Road outside of Monroeville.

As part of Tuesday’s plea deal, prosecutors dismissed two similar fourth-degree felonies and one count of carrying a concealed weapon with a forfeiture specification.  

Deputies transported Walski to the Huron County Jail on Aug. 21, one day after a warrant for his arrest was issued through Norwalk Municipal Court. He has been unable to post a $100,000 bond and is awaiting his April 11 sentencing hearing.

In other recent hearings:

• David D. Snyder, 45, most recently of 215 Central Ave., Willard, pleaded guilty Monday to grand theft. He remains out on a $5,000 bond. His sentencing date is March 29.

• Antoine M. Stephens, 32, of Columbus, pleaded guilty Monday to attempted tampering with evidence. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Conway then sentenced him to 90 days in jail to be served at times established by the probation department. Also as part of his three years of probation, Stephens must pay a $250 fine.

• Christopher O. Tuttle, 35, whose address was unavailable, pleaded guilty Tuesday to endangering children in exchange for the dismissal of one count of aggravated trafficking in heroin. Court records indicate he is out on a $25,000 bond and is prohibited from any contact with any minors. Tuttle’s sentencing hearing is March 29. Since he has a prior felony conviction — two counts of burglary from 2003, he is eligible for a prison term and could face  nine months to three years.

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