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Mansfield Man Faces Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Cameron J. Lawhorn, 21, of Mansfield, Ohio, with one count of damage to and interference with an air navigation facility and one count of theft of government property, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that Lawhorn willfully damaged, destroyed, and disabled a Federal Aviation Administration air navigation facility located in Shelby, Ohio.  The indictment further alleges that Lawhorn knowingly stole Federal Aviation Administration property, including a laptop computer, multimeter, and oscilloscope.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney M. Kendra Klump following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated March 12, 2015