OCTOBER 31, 2021
You can force your way into Columbus Division of Police headquarters, assault an officer with a wood club and walk away scot-free?
Yep, in Franklin County, you can.
Last Thursday, Hunter Mattin, the dopey Ohio State University student who stormed into Columbus Division of Police headquarters last April and busted officer Sgt. Justin Coleman in the face with a club, pleaded guilty to obstruction of official business, a felony, and a misdemeanor assault charge.
The foolish lad faced up to a year at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections for the felony charge and 180 days in jail for the misdemeanor charge.
But, this is Franklin County, where the punishment seldom fits the crime. Instead teaching the John Glenn College of Public Affairs student a lesson, like it’s not a good idea to assault police officers, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge David Young placed Mattin on community control for the next 12 months.
And, yes, Mattin is still enrolled at OSU.
Mattin was part of a mob that stormed police headquarters last April protesting the death of 27-year-old Miles Jackson who died in a shootout with Columbus and Westerville police and hospital security officers in the emergency room at Westerville’s Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital.
Columbus officers were called to the hospital to arrest Jackson on misdemeanor and felony warrants. What they didn’t know is that Jackson had a gun hidden in his sweatpants.
The Sussi Report reached out to Hunter Mattin for a comment with no response.