“Blocker” avoids conviction in clash with House Bill 6 petition circulator

COLUMBUS -- "A woman accused of smacking a cellphone from the hands of a man gathering signatures on a petition in Dublin avoided a criminal-damaging conviction by paying a bond forfeiture on the misdemeanor offense.

Stinner Wimberly Shine, 51, of the East Side, on Monday agreed to pay a $150 bond forfeiture in the case, Franklin County Municipal Court records show.

'A bond forfeiture, in a nutshell, involves a defendant paying a bond in exchange for not having to enter a guilty plea to the charge,' Lindsay Weisenauer, a spokeswoman for city of Dublin, wrote in an email.

The deal was offered to her by Dublin Prosecutor Marty Nobile, she said, because the victim, Harold Chung, of Las Vegas, wasn’t available for Monday’s hearing."

-- John Futty, The Columbus Dispatch

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