Mahoning County man gets two years in prison for assault in Kent in May 2012

By Dave O'Brien | staff writer Published:

A Mahoning County man who broke another man's jaw during an assault in downtown Kent in May 2012 has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay more than $13,000 in restitution.

Colby J. Clayton, 23, of Poland, was sentenced recently by Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman. He pleaded guilty to felonious assault, a second-degree felony, in April and faced two to eight years in prison.

Pittman ordered Clayton to have no contact with the victim, Nathaniel Adler, and to pay $11,100 to Summa Healthcare Recoveries and $2,329 to the Ohio Attorney General's Crime Victim Assistance Fund within eight years. She also fined Clayton $250, according to her sentencing order.

The Portage County Prosecutor's Office said Clayton fractured Adler's jaw and bloodied his face with a punch at approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 21, 2012.

Adler has sued Clayton in Portage County Common Pleas Court, seeking in excess of $25,000 in damages for personal injury, medical expenses, pain and suffering, according to his lawsuit.

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