Jury clears man of assaults

A man was acquitted of felonious assault charges after a jury trial concluded Friday in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Anthony L. Goodman, 41, of Tiffin, was found not guilty of two charges of felonious assault, both second-degree felonies, and having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony.

He had been indicted on the charges in October for allegedly holding a gun to a woman’s head on West Market Street in September. He also allegedly pointed the gun at the woman’s 13-year-old daughter and told them he was going to shoot them. Goodman had a previous relationship with the woman.

“He’s very happy and gratified with the verdict,” said Dean Henry, Goodman’s attorney, Friday afternoon.

Henry said the jury was attentive during the two-day trial.

“I think we had a really good jury,” he said.

Henry also is serving as Goodman’s attorney for another case in which Goodman is charged with rape and gross sexual imposition. That case will go to trial at the end of the month, Henry said.

Goodman was indicted on those charges in October for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct and having sexual contact with a juvenile age 13 or younger between September and October of 2011.

Goodman was taken back to Seneca County Jail following the conclusion of his trial Friday.