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Yoho denies selling gun to minor

By CHRISTINE L. PRATT Staff Writer Published: April 29, 2017 5:00 AM

MILLERSBURG -- A former Glenmont man on Wednesday, April 19, denied a criminal charge he sold a gun to a minor earlier in April.

Robert Yoho, 25, of 315 N. Spring St., Loudonville, pleaded not guilty to a single count of improperly furnishing firearms to a minor.

If convicted of the fifth-degree felony, Yoho faces up to one year in prison.

The charge stems from an April 2016 incident, to which the Holmes County Sheriff's Office was directed following an August call from a woman who reportedly found what she believed to be a stolen pistol in her home, according to Chief Deputy Richard Haun.

The deputy retrieved the 0.22-caliber handgun from the woman and launched an investigation, during which it was discovered Yoho, who found the gun while cleaning out a shed, reportedly sold the gun to a 19-year-old man, said Haun, noting, Ohio law prohibits anyone under the age of 21 to purchase a firearm.

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Yoho is next scheduled to appear in Holmes County Common Pleas Court for a June 15 pretrial conference. A jury trial is scheduled for July 31.

Reporter Christine Pratt can be reached at 330-674-5676 or cpratt@the-daily-record.com.


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