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Published: Thursday, 8/1/2013

Toledo teen gets 18 years for attacking police officer, shooting into home


A Toledo teen who attacked an off-duty Toledo police officer and shot into a South Toledo house erupted in anger in Lucas County Common Pleas Court today after he was sent to prison for 18 years.

Deleno Stine, 18, of 1645 Western Ave., was led from Judge Ruth Ann Franks’ courtroom back to the Lucas County jail flailing his arms and uttering obscenities. A relative in the courtroom also was escorted out after he reacted in disgust to the sentence saying, “He could’ve killed somebody and gotten less than that.”

Stine shot into a home in the 800 block of Geneva Avenue May 4. Two bullets grazed the arm of a woman inside.

The next night, Stine was assaulting his girlfriend downtown when witnesses alerted Det. Deb Hahn to the altercation. Det. Hahn, who was just leaving work at an off-duty security detail in the 100 block of North Summit Street, lunged at Stine as he tried to get into a car that his girlfriend had just entered to get away in.

In the ensuing confrontation, Stine dislocated the detective’s shoulder and used a box-cutter style blade to cut her face.

Judge Franks gave Stine the maximum term of 11 years for felonious assault. She also sentenced him to seven years for improperly discharging a firearm into a habitation and ordered the sentences served consecutively.

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