Ravennan guilty in connection to murder

By Dave O'Brien | Staff writer Published:

A Ravenna man has pleaded guilty to two felony charges in connection with crimes he committed following the murder of his friend's mother on King Street in Ravenna in August.

Jordan A. Owen, 21, of 660 W. Riddle Ave., recently pleaded guilty to one count each of tampering with evidence and obstructing justice, both third-degree felonies that could send him to prison for up to three years apiece, in Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman's courtroom.

Sentencing is pending a pre-sentence investigation. Owen remains in the Portage County jail on $175,000 cash bond.

He admitted to tampering with evidence and obstructing a police investigation into the beating and strangulation murder of Pamela S. Fox, 56, at 601 King St. on Aug. 13.

Joseph W. Fox, 21, eventually admitted to killing his own mother during a burglary and robbery attempt. He was sentenced in September by Judge John Enlow to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Jordan Owen's brother Joseph A. Owen, 23, also of the West Riddle Avenue address, faces a Jan. 22 trial date in Judge John Enlow's courtroom on charges of obstructing justice, a third-degree felony, and forgery, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly forging and then trying to cash a check belonging to Pamela Fox at a Ravenna bank the day after the murder.

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Contact this reporter at 330-298-1128 or dobrien@recordpub.com

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