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Published: 2/27/2007

3 ex-corrections officers get probation in assault

BLADE STAFF

Three former Lucas County jail corrections officers convicted of assaulting a man in a fight after burglarizing his West Toledo home were sentenced today to probation.

Lucas County Common Pleas Judge James Bates declined to send Brian and Matthew Wise and Timothy Holzemer to jail and instead placed the trio on community control for two years.

They were convicted last month of burglary and misdemeanor assault for forcing their way into the Foth Street home of Jorge Hernandez Rodriguez on Oct. 8 and assaulting him in an off-duty fight.

Brian Wise, 24, his brother, Matthew Wise, 26, and Holzemer, 27, were terminated from their jobs at the county jail after the incident was investigated internally by the sheriff s office.

Judge Bates also ordered the men to pay $4,735 in restitution to compensate the victim for medical bills and damage caused to his house.

Read more in later editions of The Blade and toledobalde.com.



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