August 23, 2014

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Man’s ban from Avon Lake continues

Nathan Whitler

Nathan Whitler

AVON LAKE — A man who was banned from residing with his grandmother in Avon Lake as a condition of his bond will continue to be banned from the area.

Court records show that Nathan Whitler, 23, was sentenced to probation and to an alcohol and mental health assessment after a no-contest plea on an aggravated trespass charge. Whitler, whose address is listed in Sheffield Lake, is still not allowed to reside in Avon Lake with his grandmother as a condition of his probation.

Whitler will avoid jail time if he completes the terms of his probation, according to court records.

Avon Lake Municipal Court Judge Darrel Bilancini previously has indicated that Whitler and his attorney agreed with the conditions of his bond after he banned Whitler from living in the area. He said Whitler was planning to move away from the city after numerous problems between him and his neighbors.

Whitler has past convictions for receiving stolen property in 2008 and 2011, and he is accused of robbery and criminal damaging by Cleveland police, a case now moving through Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

His recent conviction stems from a June 23 incident in which he reportedly broke into a York Street home through a back window.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or cmiller@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @ChelseaMillerCT.