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    Man sentenced for 2010 Columbiana County death

    By Michael Reiner,

    24 days ago

    LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) – A defendant has been sentenced to 16 years in a Columbiana County cold case, according to the Columbiana County Prosecutor’s Office.

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    According to a Facebook post , Judge Megan Bickerton sentenced Charles Bogart Jr., 49, of Hammondsville, to a term of 16 years in prison following his guilty plea.

    Prosecutor Vito Abruzzino said that Bogart Jr. pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and burglary relating to the 2010 death of William “Sonny” Young, of Salineville. The Columbiana County Cold Case Task Force handled the investigation of the murder case.

    Young was shot to death at his farm on Hazel Run Road in 2010. His remains were found a week later after extensive search by local and federal law enforcement.

    Abruzzino thanked detectives with the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and staff of the Prosecutor’s Office for investigating the case.

    “Without the Cold Case Task Force and investigators from multiple agencies coming together and analyzing this case from the ground up, we would not be where we are today. I also cannot thank the Columbiana County Commissioners enough for providing me the resources needed to reinvigorate these ‘cold cases’ to the point that we are seeing indictments and convictions. To those families that have loved ones that were lost to a homicide without resolution, know that they are not forgotten. We will continue to do everything we can to see that justice is ultimately done.”

    Vito Abruzzino- Columbiana County Prosecutor

    If anyone has any information regarding a criminal case in the Columbiana County area, they’re asked to call 330-420-1050.

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