London man pleads guilty to assault after abusing girlfriend


Woman says she was burnt, beaten and threatened during relationship

By Erin Thompson - [email protected]



A London man has pleaded guilty to felonious assault after putting his girlfriend in the hospital.

Travis Allemang, 26, of London, made his plea in Madison County Common Pleas Court Wednesday after it was determined that he could not plead guilty by reason of insanity and that he was competent to stand trial.

Allemang’s defense attorney, Jesse Stacy, had requested that Allemang be evaluated by a mental health professional in January.

The professional determined that Allemang did suffer from a severe mental illness at the time of the incident, but he still knew the wrongfulness of his actions.

In consideration of his guilty plea, the state dropped two additional assault charges and a kidnapping charge.

A written statement by the victim outlined the abuse she suffered at the hand of the defendant. She claims she was beaten, burnt, threatened and had dip spit poured on her by Allemang.

Allemang will appear in court again May 19 for sentencing. He faces up to eight years behind bars and a fine up to $15,000.

Until then, he is in custody at Tri-County Regional Jail with bond set at $100,000.

Also in court Wednesday:

• David Sias, 32, of London, was arraigned on one count illegal manufacturing of meth, a first-degree felony, illegal assembly of the chemicals to make meth, a second-degree felony, and possession of meth, also a second-degree felony.

Sias is the fourth to be charged after a meth lab bust on Karen Drive last January. Travis Basham, John McCoy and Scott Caudill have all been convicted and sentenced on similar charges.

During the court proceedings, assistant county prosecutor Nick Adkins stated that they had some issues tracking down Sias to serve him.

Sias is in custody at Tri-County Regional Jail with bond set at $100,000. He will appear in court May 19 for an informal pretrial hearing.

• Jaret Wood, 19, of London, was arraigned on charges of robbery, a second-degree felony, and breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony.

Wood allegedly robbed the Rich Oil gas station in London, on the corner of Lafayette Street and Keny Boulevard, earlier this month.

According to Adkins, Wood broke into a vacant building later that same day.

Wood will appear in court again May 19 for an informal pretrial hearing. He is currently in custody at Tri-County Regional Jail with bond set at $250,000.

• Hannah Mulvihill, 47, of London, was arraigned on a community control violation.

Mulvihill was put on five years community control in March 2016 following a forgery conviction.

According to a court affidavit, Mulvihill has since been arrested for theft. Mulbahill allegedly failed to inform her probation officer of the new charges and didn’t show up for a pretrial hearing.

A full hearing on the matter is set for May 5. Mulvihill is currently in custody at Tri-County Regional Jail with bond set at $2,500.

• Joseph Yruegas, 30, of Newark, was arraigned on a community control violation.

Yruegas was placed on two years community control after he was convicted of breaking and entering in May 2015.

According to a court affidavit, Yruegas failed to report to his probation officer twice and provided a fictitious address.

He will appear in court again May 5 for a full hearing. He is currently in custody at Tri-County Regional Jail with bond set at $5,000.

• Brandon Petit, 32, of Plain City, was re-sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars.

Petit was sentenced to four years behind bars in February 2015 after a jury found him guilty of second-degree felonious burglary and fourth-degree felonious receiving stolen property.

The 12th district court of appeals ruled that Petit’s burglary conviction should have been considered a third-degree felony, rather than a second.

Judge Beathard ruled on the case and sentenced Petit to two-and-a-half years on the burglary charge, six months less time than he had originally received.

The change in sentence means Petit can be placed on post-release control, but it is no longer mandatory.

• Jason Artis, 41, of London, was sentenced to six months behind bars.

Artis pleaded guilty to two charges of drug trafficking, fifth-degree felonious, last month.

During the proceedings, Artis made it clear that he was addicted to heroin when he committed the crimes, but had cleaned up his act, had a supportive mentor and was going through various programs to help him in his path to sobriety.

“I’m a whole different man,” Artis said.

Judge Eamon Costello told Artis he was proud of his progress and that he “found no joy” in the sentence he handed down. Costello further made it clear that he imposed a prison sentence because Artis committed the crimes less than a month after being arraigned on similar crimes out of the same court.

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Woman says she was burnt, beaten and threatened during relationship

By Erin Thompson

[email protected]

Reach Erin Thompson at 740-837-4502.

Reach Erin Thompson at 740-837-4502.

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