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      Toledo radio host to serve 30 days in jail, 5 years community control

      Andrew Zepeda in a Wood Co. court in 2011.

      Toledo radio personality, Andrew Z, will serve a 30-day jail sentence and another five years of community control for violating probation.

      Andrew Zepeda underwent alcohol dependency treatment after pleading guilty to charges related to the 2010 burglary of his former Perrysburg pizzeria.

      In November 2010, 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.

      Zepeda, former of host of Andrew Z in the Morning on 92.5 KISS-FM, has since maintained his innocence. His attorney, Beau Harvey, filed motions asking that his client be accepted for an intervention in lieu of conviction. The motion, which implies Zepeda made decisions under the influence of an alcohol addiction, was made rather than entering a plea.

      A Wood County judge granted Zepeda an intervention in lieu of a conviction in the case. Zepeda then pleaded guilty to all felony charges against him. However, within a year, the radio host was in court to face the charges again after violating conditions of his intervention.

      In court on Thursday, Zepeda was ordered to serve 30 days behind bars at the Wood County Justice Center. He was also sentenced to five years of community control. He will enter jail on Jan. 21.

      Zepeda is the current host of Andrew Z in the Morning on Star 105.