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Criminal Division

Kevin J. Baxter Erie County Prosecutor
Mary Ann Barylski Chief Assistant
Vicki R. Palmer Assistant Prosecutor
Jeanne M. Lippert Assistant Prosecutor
Ashley Thomas Assistant Prosecutor
Susan R. Brown Assistant Prosecutor
Nicholas J. Smith Assistant Prosecutor
Cheryl Goodrum Assistant Prosecutor
Frank Zeleznikar Assistant Prosecutor

 

The Prosecuting Attorney represents the State of Ohio by inquiring into and prosecuting felony crimes committed by adults and all offenses committed by juveniles. This division is most commonly associated with a Prosecutor's Office and utilizes a team of attorneys who work hard to uphold the law and protect the citizens of Erie County and seek punishment for offenders of crimes.

In addition to felony adult and juvenile prosecution, the Erie County Prosecuting Attorneys Office is charged with the prosecution of all misdemeanor offenders appearing in Erie County Municipal Court located in Milan, Ohio. This Court and presiding Judge Paul Lux has jurisdiction over all those areas in Erie County not covered by one of the three Municipal Courts in Erie County.

Another important component of the Erie County Prosecuting Attorney's office is the victim/witness division. Last year this program served more than 1,706 victims of crime whose cases appeared in six different courts in Erie County.