Findlay man gets lesser charge

A jury found a Findlay man not guilty of felonious assault but guilty of a lesser charge of assault Tuesday in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Matthew M. Melick, 34, who was indicted in April on a charge of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, for allegedly causing serious physical harm to a man in November, was found guilty of assault, a first-degree misdemeanor, Tuesday after a three-day jury trial.

He has yet to be sentenced for the conviction, a court spokeswoman said.

Melick also faces a charge of unauthorized use of a computer, cable or telecommunication property, a fifth-degree felony, which stems from a separate case. That case is scheduled to go to trial at the end of this month.

According to his indictment, Melick allegedly hacked into a computer server at Seneca Medical without the consent of the company between April and November of 2009.