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LIMA — A former Allen County sheriff’s deputy accused of attacking another deputy while off duty pleaded not guilty Friday.



Todd Mohler, 40, is charged with assault, a first-degree misdemeanor that carries up to six months in jail. Lima Municipal Judge RicKard Workman allowed Mohler to stay out of jail but ordered he not consume alcohol and stay out of bars.



Mohler is accused of assaulting Deputy Mark Murphy on Jan. 2 at a private home. Murphy was seriously injured in the incident. The case was sent to a grand jury for review. The grand jury issued the misdemeanor charge instead of a felony.



The alleged assault stemmed from an incident earlier in the day between Murphy and a female friend of Mohler’s at a local bar. Mohler was not at the bar.



The incident between the two men occurred after Mohler learned of the events at the bar. Authorities have declined to release details of the incident between the two men citing a pending criminal case.



Murphy was charged with disorderly conduct for whatever happened at the bar. He pleaded guilty last week and was fined $25. Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish suspended Murphy for 15 days without pay.



Mohler was fired following the incident.



Mohler’s father was Crish’s campaign manager in 2008.



 






Ex-deputy pleads not guilty in assault


Ex-deputy pleads not guilty in assault
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