Syracuse woman sentenced to prison

Staff Report

POMEROY — A Syracuse woman was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Tuesday after previously pleading guilty to aggravated assault.

Paulena Yost, 21, of Syracuse, was sentenced to the maximum prison sentence of 18 months for the fourth degree felony offense.

On March 6, Yost was arrested and charged with stabbing the victim in the back with a kitchen knife.

According to previous Sentinel reports, Yost was indicted on charges of felonious assault and domestic violence for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend at a residence in Syracuse.

The victim reportedly fled to the TNT gas station in Syracuse following the stabbing where he was located by deputies and EMS.

Yost entered the plea to aggravated assault at an Oct. 10 hearing.

“The Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Meigs County Victim Assistance Program maintained regular contact with the victim throughout the duration of this case, and the victim agreed with the resolution. Stanley thanks the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office for investigating this matter,” stated a release from the prosecutor’s office via Facebook.

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