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A Cuyahoga County man convicted of causing a panic at Kent State University in April 2014 after he fired a gun during an argument on campus is back in the Portage County jail after a judge ruled that he violated his probation.
Quavaughntay L. Tyler, 27, of Maple Heights, was ordered Monday to serve 90 days in jail with work release privileges starting Friday, April 14. Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman also extended his probation by two years.
Pittman ruled that Tyler violated his five-year probation term by failing to meet with probation officers, being convicted of trespassing on KSU property in violation of a court order, and failing to pay restitution of more than $14,600 in connection with a 2013 felony theft conviction.
Probation officers alleged that Tyler failed to appear for meetings with them six times between March 2016 and last month. He also pleaded guilty in May 2016 in Portage County Municipal Court in Kent to a fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal trespass charge after being found trespassing on campus.
Tyler owes more than $14,616 in restitution to the Brimfield Walmart after being convicted of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony, for stealing more than $15,000 from the store while working there in 2012 and 2013. Pittman also Tyler to "make significant payments toward restitution" in connection with that case.
Tyler pleaded guilty in June 2014 to one count each of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony, and inducing panic, a fifth-degree felony after getting into an argument April 2, 2014, with two women outside Bowman Hall at KSU. He pulled out a 9mm handgun that went off, the bullet striking him in the hand. No one else was injured.
The incident sent the campus into a three-hour long lockdown, with Kent, KSU and other police agencies swarming the area looking for an active shooter. After disposing of his backpack by giving it to some friends to hide, Tyler was arrested when he showed up at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna for treatment of the gunshot wound.
Another, Catch and Release, "Lets Make a Deal" Fiasco...
Brought to you by the Un-Just Judges of the, "Portage County Discount House of Justice, NO Plea Deal Refused"......Our Motto: "Let'm Go"....
From above:..Pittman ruled that Tyler violated his five-year probation termby failing to meet with probation officers,
being convicted of trespassing on KSU property in violation of a court order, and failing to pay restitution of more than $14,600 in connection with a 2013 felony theft conviction....
Un-Just Judges, and Justice....
Q.. How come a probation violation will land you in Jail,
but, a concealed weapon violation, shooting on campus, inducing panic, (all Felony Charges), nets PROBATION...???