Tallmadge Parks and Recreation Manager David Cooper's criminal trespassing jury trial is continued

by Holly Schoenstein | reporter Published:

Updated July 16, 2014, at 3:40 p.m.

Tallmadge — The criminal trespassing trial of the city's manager of parks and recreation has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m., Aug. 27, in front of Judge Kim Hoover in Stow Municipal Court.

Cooper's attorney, Kevin Breen of Fairlawn, requested Friday (July 11) that the trial be continued from Wednesday (July 16) because of the death of his mother.

Breen also declined to comment on the status of Cooper's employment with the city, saying Hoover requested no further comments to the media.

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Updated July 14, 2014, at 2 p.m.

Tallmadge — A death in the family of David Cooper's defense attorney, Kevin Breen of Fairlawn, is the reason Cooper's criminal trespassing trial has been continued.

According to Tallmadge Law Director Megan Raber, the jury trial for Cooper, the city's manager of parks and recreation, has yet to be rescheduled.

Raber declined to comment about the status of Cooper's employment with the city. He was placed on paid leave from work March 28.

For more, see the July 20 edition of the Tallmadge Express.

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Tallmadge -- The July 16 criminal trespassing trial for David Cooper, the city's parks and recreation manager, has been continued.

On behalf of Cooper, attorney Kevin Breen of Fairlawn, filed a motion for continuance Friday, according to records from Stow Municipal Court. A new trial date has yet to be set.

The Tallmadge Express left messages for comment with Breen; Macedonia special prosecutor Myra Staresina Sevryn, who's handling the case on behalf of the city of Tallmadge; and Tallmadge Law Director Megan Raber.

The trial, which originally was to take place before Judge Kim Hoover without a jury, was scheduled for June 3. Through his attorney, Cooper requested in May that the trial be changed to a jury trial in front of his peers.

Cooper, a 55-year-old Tallmadge resident, is charged with seven counts of fourth-degree misdemeanor trespassing that were a result of a police investigation into allegations that he entered an area of the city's Recreation Center several times without authorization. He pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Continue to check tallmadgeexpress.com for updates.

Read more ongoing coverage from the Tallmadge Express by clicking on these links:

Cooper pleads not guilty to trespassing charges

Cooper's trial scheduled for July 16

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