POMEROY — Following a recent conviction on charges of felonious assault and kidnapping, 24 year old Nathan G. McDaniel now faces a new round of felony charges.
McDaniel was arraigned Monday on charges of felonious assault, robbery and escape, following an incident at the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office on April 22. McDaniel was in sheriff’s custody while awaiting sentencing on the prior conviction.
McDaniel pleaded not guilty to the charges, which carry a maximum sentence of 26 years. Trenton Cleland was appointed to represent McDaniel.
Sentencing on the prior conviction was to take place in early May, but was rescheduled to take place on April 23, the day after the alleged incident.
McDaniel allegedly committed the assault and robbery while trying to escape custody.
An OR bond was set, as McDaniel will remain incarcerated from the previous case.
Following a March jury trial, McDaniel was found guilty of felonious assault and kidnapping, while being acquitted on the charge of extortion.
McDaniel was convicted of kidnapping the two year old granddaughter of Curtis Dailey in December 2011, and beating Dailey when he attempted to stop the kidnapping. Dailey was severely injured in the incident and is reportedly now unable to work or complete day-to-day tasks. McDaniel was accused of kidnapping the child because the child’s mother owed him money.
Meigs County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Tenoglia sentenced McDaniel to 18 year in prison, the maximum allowed for the charges. McDaniel was also ordered to pay restitution to Dailey.
McDaniel will appear in court for a pre-trial hearing in August.