Man pleads guilty to setting Ohio sheriff’s deputy on fire last year


The Portage County sheriff's deputy, who was seriously hurt, started his career in Trumbull County

RAVENNA, Ohio (WKBN) – The man accused of setting a Portage County sheriff’s deputy on fire decided to plead guilty.

Jay Brannon lit a container of flammable liquid on fire and threw it at Deputy James Acklin last February.

Acklin, who started his career in Trumbull County, suffered serious burns.

Brannon’s attorney said he decided to plead guilty so he could accept responsibility for his actions.

Acklin was trying to serve a felony warrant on Brannon at the time.

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