Andrew Z seeks intervention instead of conviction in felony case

Andrew Zepeda speaks to reporters, with his family by his side, on Nov. 17, 2010.

Local radio personality Andrew Z appeared in a Wood County courtroom Friday to face felony charges related to the burglary of his former Perrysburg pizzeria.

In November, Andrew Zepeda was indicted by a Wood County Grand Jury on three different felony charges, including theft, failure to remit sales tax and complicity to commit breaking and entering.

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In court on Friday, Zepeda's attorney, Beau Harvey, said he has filed motions asking that his client be accepted for an intervention in lieu of conviction. The motion was made rather than entering a plea.

Zepeda will now be screened by an adult probation program in order to determine if he is eligible for intervention instead of a conviction. If accepted, the radio host would then accept guilt and successfully complete and intervention program for the charges to be dropped.

An intervention hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 28.