Salem woman pleads guilty to stabbing husband in back

LISBON — Jennifer A. Hepfner, also known as Jennifer Hunt, 27, Southeast Boulevard, Salem, pleaded guilty to felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and endangering children, a first-degree misdemeanor. Hepfner was charged after stabbing her husband, Kyle Hunt, in the back during an altercation on Jan. 2. The charges carry a possible maximum sentence of 12 and a half years incarceration and a fined $16,000, although at a recent hearing in Common Pleas Court Assistant County Prosecutor Tammie Riley Jones indicated she will ask for community control for the felonious assault charge and 180 days in jail for endangering children with credit for 119 days served. Sentencing is set for Feb. 4.

Brentlee A.W. Wilson, 22, Cedar Street, Salem, pleaded guilty to grand theft and safecracking and faces up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Wilson was charged for stealing money belonging to Terry Roudebush on Dec. 15, 2019, when he tampered with a safe or strongbox. Sentencing is set for Feb. 4.

Zachary R. Fraser, 22, Scotts Mill road, Rogers, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony. He faces up to a year in prison, a five-year license suspension and a $2,500 fine. Sentencing is set for Feb. 4.

Shawn Tremain, 29, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, illegal cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for drug in his possession on May 19, when he was in the vicinity of a child. Tremain requested immediate sentencing and was placed on three years community control.

Britney A. Galeoti, 33, Williams Avenue, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to illegal use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits for illegally gained funds between Oct. 24, 2016 and Oct. 31, 2019. She requested immediate sentencing and was placed on community control for one year. She already paid full restitution to the Department of Jobs and Family Services in the amount of $13,289.

Robert A. Harroff, 32, Lisbon Street, Columbiana, was placed on three years community control for two counts of aggravated possession of drugs. Harroff’s charges had been a part of a 14-defendant indictment from a drug-ring involved in distributing drugs across the northern part of the county. His charges involved methamphetamines on May 20, 2018 and oxycodone on May 22, 2018.


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