Woman sentenced to prison in assault case

POMEROY, Ohio – A woman has been sentenced in an aggravated assault case.

According to Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James Stanley, on November 14, 2017, Paulena Yost was sentenced to 18 months in prison for aggravated assault, a felony of the fourth degree. At sentencing, Prosecutor Stanley argued for the maximum sentence of 18 months in prison. Following argument from both the State of Ohio and the Defendant, Meigs County Court of Common Pleas Judge I. Carson Crow sentenced Yost to the maximum sentence.

On March 6, 2017, Yost was arrested and charged for stabbing the victim in the back with a kitchen knife. On October 10, 2017, Yost entered a guilty plea to aggravated assault and was found guilty by the judge.

The Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Meigs County Victim Assistance Program maintained regular contact with the victim throughout the duration of this case, and the victim agreed with the resolution. Stanley thanks the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office for investigating this matter.