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Tiffin man not guilty by insanity in attack

TIFFIN — A Tiffin man was found not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday in an attack on a staff member at the group home where he lived.

Seneca County Common Pleas Judge Michael Kelbley ordered Jack R. Berry, 35, be committed to the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital, Toledo, for as long as 11 years.

Mr. Berry had been charged with attempted murder for assaulting Robin Boger with a metal candleholder in June, 2012. After initially finding Mr. Berry incompetent to stand trial, the court ruled in June he had been restored to competency after nearly a year in treatment.

Toledoan pleads guiltyto drug-related charges

A Toledo man pleaded guilty in federal court this week to transporting and distributing more than 400 kilograms of marijuana over five years.

Stanley L. Haythorne, 37, entered guilty pleas before U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey Helmick to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and 13 counts of structuring financial transactions to evade reporting requirements. He is to be sentenced Jan. 6 by Judge Jack Zouhary.

In a plea deal, Haythorne admitted he and a co-conspirator transported large amounts of marijuana from Arizona to Toledo. He also admitted to depositing or having others deposit more than $250,000 over a 12-month period in 2008 into his Fifth Third Bank account in amounts less than $10,000 to avoid reporting requirements.

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