November 24, 2014

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Tasered woman pleads no contest


LORAIN – A Sheffield Lake woman who gained local notoriety last year when she was shot with a Taser at the Sheffield police station pleaded no contest Thursday to beating her boyfriend and attempting to load a shotgun while drunk over the summer.

Kristina Fretter, 32, will not be sentenced to additional jail time because she has spent the past 55 days at the Oriana House, a lockdown alcohol treatment facility in Akron, according to defense attorney Kenneth Nelson.

Fretter has been sober since Aug. 8, the day after the incident, Nelson said.

Fretter was charged with handling a firearm while intoxicated and domestic violence in August following the violent spat with her live-in boyfriend, Brendon Naylon, who is also the father of her 6-year-old daughter. The child was upstairs sleeping when the fight occurred.

Officers found a Winchester Model 12 pump shotgun with two 12-gauge shells next to it on a couch. Fretter was so intoxicated she couldn`t get the shells into the gun, which is why she didn`t face more serious charges, police said.

Naylon told officers that when he came home from work about 9 p.m., he and Fretter began arguing about scratches she found on Naylon`s face, and Fretter threw a glass candle holder at him, striking him on the head.

The two began wrestling. Naylon tried to hold her down and Fretter pounding and scratching at him, police said. Naylon walked outside, but when he returned to the home minutes later, he found Fretter trying to load the shotgun, according to the report. He escaped outside again and found officers.

Fretter also pleaded no contest Thursday to a DUI charge from a separate incident in June in Sheffield.

Fretter has an additional DUI charge pending in Avon Lake.

In each of those incidents, Fretter was uncooperative with police, according to reports.

Last November, she was stunned with a Taser while in handcuffs in the Sheffield Police Department booking room after being picked up for drunken driving. The officer who fired the Taser, Edward Long, resigned, and charges were dropped against Fretter in exchange for her promise not to sue the village.

Fretter`s daughter is in Naylon`s care pending a custody hearing.

Contact Adam Wright at 653-6257 or awright@chroniclet.com.