Radio host Andrew Z to serve sentence after losing appeal
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:04:12 GMT —
Radio personality Andrew Zepeda, also known as Andrew Z, was taken into police custody Wednesday to serve his sentence after losing his final appeal in a 2011 felony case.
The former KISS-FM DJ pled guilty in 2011 to theft and breaking and entering in relation to the break-in of a Perrysburg pizza restaurant that he once owned. At the time of his initial plea, Zepeda was given intervention and ordered to undergo treatment for alcoholism with the promise that if he stayed out of trouble his conviction would be erased.
The intervention included an order for Zepeda to avoid establishments that serve alcohol. He was ordered to serve 30 days in jail and 5 years of community control.
In December 2012, Zepeda was discovered to have violated his probation by attending a boxing charity event that had sold liquor.
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Zepeda will have to finish the remaining portion of a 30 day jail sentence. He will also have to pay an outstanding $20,000 in restitution.
The Wood County Justice Center lists Zepeda's estimated release date as April 22.