Another indicted for KSU student’s assault

Josh Johnston

Another person was indicted last Thursday in the felonious assault case of Kent State student John T. White.

Portage County prosecutors indicted Hallie E. Nuspl, 21, of Akron on one count each of obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony, and assault, a first-degree misdemeanor, according to online court records. She was released from the Portage County jail after posting a $20,000 personal recognizance bond.

Her arraignment is set for 2 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the Portage County Court of Common Pleas in Ravenna.

The other person indicted in the assault, John H. Ragin Jr., 21, pleaded not guilty to felonious assault Friday during his arraignment. His trial is scheduled for Mar. 30 in Judge John A. Enlow’s courtroom in the Portage County Court of Common Pleas.

The alleged assault occurred at 2:30 a.m. by 108 S. Water St. near the intersection with West Main Street on Jan. 23. White, a 28-year-old graduate student and Iraq War veteran, received head injuries and was taken to Akron City Hospital.

-Josh Johnston