Andrew Z released from jailWritten by Sarah Ottney | Editor in Chief | firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Toledo radio host Andrew Zepeda was released from jail Jan. 30 after serving 10 days of his 30-day sentence.
The 6th District Court of Appeals granted Zepeda an appellate bond, meaning he will not serve the remainder of his sentence until his appeals case is decided. A date for the appeal has not been set.
The appeal asks the 6th District Court of Appeals to reverse Wood County Court of Common Pleas Judge Alan Mayberry’s Oct. 26 decision that Zepeda violated the terms of his intervention in lieu of conviction by participating in a celebrity charity boxing match on Sept. 13, at which alcohol was served.
After found to be in violation, Zepeda was removed from the intervention in lieu program and found guilty of three felony charges stemming from a 2010 break-in at his former Levis Commons pizzeria. On Dec. 20, Mayberry sentenced Zepeda to 30 days at the Wood County Justice Center, starting Jan. 21, and five years’ community control, including no bars or alcohol.
Zepeda’s attorney, Beau Harvey, filed a request with the 6th District Court of Appeal on Jan. 22, requesting that Zepeda’s incarceration be stayed pending the outcome of his appeal.
“Andrew Z in the Morning: The People’s Show” had been on Cumulus since July 2011, starting at 100.7 The Vibe and moving to Star 105 in March. Zepeda was abruptly fired Dec. 26 by Cumulus Media along with most of his on-air crew.