Muskingum County Prosecutor
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Monday, September 18, 2023
Zanesville man pleads guilty as charged in abduction case
A 43-year-old Zanesville pleaded guilty as charged to two third-degree felony counts of abduction and two first-degree misdemeanor counts of endangering children Monday morning in Common Pleas Court.
Officers with the Zanesville Police Department arrested Jayde Eversole in July when a woman called police to report Eversole breaking into her bedroom where she was asleep with her child.
The victim described to detectives how Eversole held her down by the wrists and made comments of sexual assault to her.
The victim said she was able to break free from Eversole, who left the room. The woman locked her door and heard Eversole fall down the stairs. Shortly after, he broke back into the victim’s bedroom and again held her down while making threatening and sexually-related comments.
The victim freed herself and her child from Eversole, fled her home and called for help.
When police arrived at the home, the defendant was asleep on the couch.
Eversole admitted to drinking a six pack of beer that night and getting drunk, but he claimed had had no memory of the evening.
At sentencing, Eversole faces up to six years in prison.
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