Lewis pleads guilty to 2 counts

Sentencing set for Nov. 14

MARIETTA — Joshua Lewis, 34, of 1308 Williamson Ave., Apt. 1A, New Matamoras, pleaded guilty Monday in Washington County Common Pleas Judge Randall Burnworth’s court to two counts of violating a protection order and one count of domestic violence.

The charges stem from an incident in June when the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received two separate calls from subjects who could hear two people fighting in the apartment. The callers reported the two subjects fighting inside the apartment were Joshua Lewis and Stacy Lewis.

At the time of the incident there was an active temporary protection order which listed Stacy as the protected party against Joshua. Stacy said Joshua called her and later entered the apartment. She reportedly told Joshua to leave, but he refused, walking past Stacy and spraying her in the face with what she believed was pepper spray.

Stacy stated that Joshua also sprayed the same substance on a guest in the home, Steven Lee, of New Matamoras. Lewis was arrested in June on charges of aggravated burglary, domestic violence and assault.

He is set to be sentenced in Judge Mark Kerenyi’s court on Nov. 14 at 8:30 a.m.