Norwalk man gets four-year sentence for felonious assault

A Norwalk man has been sentenced to four years in prison for his part in fight that occurred more than
four years ago.
Wood County Common Pleas Court Judge Alan Mayberry on Friday handed down the sentence to Joshua Johnson,
Johnson was found guilty of felonious assault for a crime that was committed nearly five years ago. Back
on April 22, the jury deliberated for only a half-hour before returning its unanimous verdict in the
one-day trial.
A warrant had been issued for Johnson’s arrest shortly after the assault, which involved attacking a man
with a pool cue on Oct. 2, 2004. Also charged at the time was Terry Norville, who pleaded guilty without
trial in 2005 to a similar charge. He has already served out his four-year sentence for felonious
The warrant had been outstanding until Johnson was arrested July 20, 2008 at Put-in-Bay for resisting
arrest, disorderly conduct while intoxicated and open container of alcohol. A routine procedure
discovered the outstanding warrant. Johnson was indicted by a Wood County Grand Jury last October.
Norville testified in the trial identifying Johnson for his actions in the 2004 incident.