Man who pushed Poland cop gets jail sentence, probation

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YOUNGSTOWN — A man who pleaded guilty to pushing a Poland Township police officer was sentenced today in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court to five years of probation with the first six months to be spent in the Mahoning County jail.

Judge R. Scott Krichbaum gave the sentence to Rickey Krell, 57, of Poland and said he felt jail was deserved because he feels people should not assault police officers.

A pre-sentence investigation and prosecutors were recommending probation.

The charge stems from a domestic disturbance call Dec. 5 at Krell's Hamilton Avenue home.

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