By J Swygart - firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — A Lima man whose handgun accidentally discharged during a meeting of basketball referees at Bath High School late last year pleaded guilty Monday to a fifth-degree felony.
The felony charge — illegal conveyance or possession of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance in a school safety zone — against Garry L. Tabler Jr. will be dismissed in its entirety, however, upon Tabler’s successful completion of a 12-month diversion program.
Tabler, 49, formally agreed during his court appearance Monday to accept an offer from the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office whereby he would plead guilty to the felony charge in exchange for his participation in the county-operated diversion program.