Judge's gavel

Judge’s gavel

Soon after a prosecutor requested a $1 million bond for an Aurora male charged in a crash that killed two men and women on a bike last month, a Portage County judge upped it by $500,000.

Decide Laurie J. Pittman set a $1.5 million bond for Nicholas Anthony Monachino, 26, throughout his arraignment in Portage County Court of Widespread Pleas on Monday.

Pittman reported the bond is “mainly because of the really serious nature of this offense and simply because of the defendant’s mental wellness and his well-becoming.”

The bond replaces a $250,000 bond that was previously established in Portage County Municipal Court docket in Ravenna. A psychological well being evaluation was purchased by the municipal court docket.

The Ohio Condition Freeway Patrol claimed it gained a phone to respond at 6:52 p.m. April 30 to Route 82 in Aurora, where by a automobile pushed by Monachino allegedly struck the rear of a motorcycle. The motorcycle’s operator, Ryan J. Tucholsky, 29, and passenger, Sara R. Tartaglio, 40, had been thrown from the bike. Equally ended up sporting helmets, the freeway patrol reported.

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Tartaglio was taken to UH Twinsburg Healthcare Middle, in which she died. Tucholsky was flown by helicopter with lifestyle-threatening injuries to a medical center in Akron and died May well 3.

Monachino allegedly fled the scene, but was afterwards arrested and taken to the Portage County Jail after crashing the vehicle on Pioneer Trail.

Through the arraignment on Monday, not responsible pleas ended up entered to costs in a grand jury indictment, submitted Friday, like two counts each of next- and third-degree felony aggravated vehicular homicide and single counts of third-degree felony failure to prevent right after an incident, initially-diploma misdemeanor working a automobile less than the impact of alcohol and minimal misdemeanor confident obvious distance in advance.

Monachino is at present scheduled for a jury demo on July 19. A status conference and pretrial listening to is scheduled on June 28 and a pretrial listening to on July 15.

Reporter Jeff Saunders can be achieved at [email protected]

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