Kent State professor Tatyana Bystrova-McIntyre.

Tatyana Bystrova-McIntyre


A Kent State professor pleaded guilty last week to driving while intoxicated and assault.

Tatyana Bystrova-McIntyre, 42, of Hudson, was indicted on counts of assault, driving while intoxicated and refusing to perform tests to determine whether if she was under the influence.

The first charge was amended and the third was dropped.

She was arrested July 14, 2018, after a Kent police officer pulled over a 2013 Honda Sedan on Adrian Avenue in Kent at 8:05 p.m.

Bystrova-McIntyre, an assistant professor of Russian and Translation on the university’s main campus, was the driver, police said.

According to Kent police, Bystrova-McIntyre was swerving and appeared to be intoxicated.

Lt. Michael Lewis of the Kent Police Department said the Kent State professor allegedly “slapped, punched and kicked” Officer Leonard Kunka while he was administering a sobriety test.

In a video captured from Kent police, Bystrova-McIntyre was restrained in a chair. Officers described her as extremely intoxicated.

Neither Bystrova-McIntyre or the university commented to the situation


Kent State University Police (KSUPD) have charged three people in a vandalism case that occurred in Satterfield Hall  Dec. 16.

Among those charged is 18-year-old Gil Lucas. Police said Lucas drew swastikas and racial slurs on several surfaces and charged Lucas with criminal mischief. Police also charged Lucas with a fourth-degree misdemeanor of disseminating material harmful to juveniles.

Lucas allegedly “located pornography on an internet website and presented the obscene material, containing nudity, sexual conduct and bestiality, to a juvenile under 13 years of age” earlier that day in Bowman Hall, according to a complaint filed by KSUPD.

A 12-year-old and a 15-year-old, whose cases will be processed in Portage County Juvenile Court, were also charged according to KSUPD.

 KSUPD Lt. Chris Jenkins said the three charged are not students at Kent State and have been banned from campus following the investigation.

Lucas is scheduled to appear at the Portage County Municipal Court on Friday, April 5 for a preliminary hearing.

Connor Hendry


The next court hearing for former Kent State student Connor Hendry is scheduled for April 8.

Hendry, 20, was indicted Jan. 28 for an alleged rape that occurred in April 2018 on the main campus. On Feb. 4, he was arraigned on four felonies, including sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual imposition and abduction.

Hendry was granted an expansion of his bond privileges during the Feb 19 hearing.

Portage County Common Pleas Court Judge Laurie Pittman allowed Hendry to attend religious services once a week at St. Patrick Catholic Church, take one trip a month to attend mandatory Ohio Army National Guard drill exercises and meet with his lawyers. Each trip must be approved with a 24-hour notice

Hendry is prohibited from being on university property. He is also prohibited from having contact with the alleged victim.

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