By EILEEN MCCLORY
A former Toledo Corrections Institution employee was sentenced Friday to 30 days in the Hancock County jail and five years of basic community control sanctions for pulling a gun on a teenage girl.
Bryan R. Jameson, 45, of Toledo, is no longer employed at the corrections facility, said his defense lawyer, Alex Treece.
According to the facility’s website, it is a maximum security Ohio prison.
Jameson will serve his community control sanctions in Lucas County, where he lives, once he is released from jail, Hancock County Common Pleas Judge Reginald Routson ordered.
Jameson pleaded guilty July 20 to abduction, a third-degree felony.
Hancock County Assistant Prosecutor Lora Manon said Jameson stopped a car driven by a 16-year-old girl on May 26, 2017, at Twin Lakes Park, a campground north of Bluffton on Union Township Road 24. Manon said Jameson pointed a gun at the girl and forced her to open the trunk of her car.
The incident lasted a few seconds.
Jameson said during his sentencing that he was looking for his fiancee’s son, who was 14 years old at the time and was missing from the family campsite.
Manon said Jameson believed the boy may have been abducted.
During the sentencing, Treece gave Judge Routson paperwork from a psychologist who indicated that Jameson’s military service likely contributed to his actions that day.
Treece said Jameson served in the Army and National Guard, and completed tours in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.
Jameson said Friday he understood he had no authority to force the teenager to open her trunk and added that he regretted it. “I am truly sorry,” he said. “I do ask for her forgiveness.”
The girl and her family were not present in court on Friday.