Former Brimfield police chief found guilty of four misdemeanors

Former Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver (far right) listens to his former subordinate’s, Crystal Casterline, testimony against him. Oliver was found guilty of all charges against him. He was sentenced to 600 days in jail as well as $2,304 in fines and restitution. 

Payton Moore

Brimfield’s former police chief, David Oliver, was found guilty Monday afternoon in a Portage County Common Pleas Court. The Facebook famous Oliver pleaded no contest to four misdemeanors, including: attempted theft, simple assault, unlawful restraint and unauthorized use of property.

Oliver was given probation and must make restitution. He resigned in 2014.

Former coworker Officer Crystal Casterline is currently suing Oliver in Stark County Common Pleas Court. According to reports, Casterline said he previously cornered and pushed her up against a wall, forced her to dance with him and sent her inappropriate text messages. Casterline said she expressed her discomfort on multiple situations but Oliver took no heed.

In addition to the four misdemeanors, Oliver is accused of stealing more than $1,300 in charity funds and illegal silent auctions of firearms.

Payton Moore is a senior reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected].